Overcharge O"ver*charge`, n. [Cf. {Supercargo}, {Supercharge}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An excessive load or burden. [1913 Webster]

2. An excessive charge in an account. [1913 Webster]

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  • overcharge — o‧ver‧charge [ˌəʊvəˈtʆɑːdʒ ǁ ˌoʊvərˈtʆɑːrdʒ] verb [intransitive, transitive] COMMERCE to charge someone too much money for something: • Divorce lawyers often overcharge women clients. overcharge (somebody) for something • The company overcharged… …   Financial and business terms

  • overcharge — index exploitation, overdraw, premium (excess value), surcharge, usury Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Overcharge — O ver*charge , v. t. [Cf. {Supercharge}, {Surcharge}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress; to cloy. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill too full; to crowd. [1913 Webster] Our language is overcharged with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overcharge — O ver*charge , v. i. To make excessive charges. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overcharge — (v.) c.1300, to overload, overburden, from OVER (Cf. over) + CHARGE (Cf. charge). Meaning to charge someone too much money is from 1660s. Related: Overcharged; overcharging …   Etymology dictionary

  • overcharge — ► VERB ▪ charge too high a price …   English terms dictionary

  • overcharge — [ō΄vər chärj′; ] also, and for n.always, [ō′vər chärj΄] vt., vi. overcharged, overcharging 1. to charge too high a price (to) 2. to overload or fill too full 3. to exaggerate n. 1. an excessive charge 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Overcharge — For other uses, see Overcharging (disambiguation). Overcharge is an economic term that refers to the difference between an observed market price and a price that would have been observed in the absence of collusion. The latter is often called a… …   Wikipedia

  • overcharge — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈtʃɑː(r)dʒ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈtʃɑrdʒ] verb Word forms overcharge : present tense I/you/we/they overcharge he/she/it overcharges present participle overcharging past tense overcharged past participle overcharged 1) [intransitive/transitive] …   English dictionary

  • overcharge — Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to charge too much or too fully 2. to fill too full 3. exaggerate, overdraw intransitive verb to make an excessive charge • overcharge noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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