from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on.
- intransitive verb To instruct or urge authoritatively; command.
- intransitive verb Law To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
- intransitive verb To set or ask (a given amount) as a price.
- intransitive verb To hold financially liable; demand payment from.
- intransitive verb To purchase on credit.
- intransitive verb To load to capacity; fill.
- intransitive verb To load (a gun or other firearm) with a quantity of explosive.
- intransitive verb To pervade or fill, as with a feeling or quality.
- intransitive verb To make a claim of wrongdoing against; accuse or blame.
- intransitive verb To put the blame for; attribute or impute.
- intransitive verb To rush against in an attack.
- intransitive verb Basketball To bump or run into (a defender) illegally while in possession of the ball or having just made a pass or shot.
- intransitive verb Sports To bump (an opponent) so as to knock off balance or gain control of the ball, as in soccer.
- intransitive verb Sports To body-check (an opponent) illegally, from behind or after taking more than two strides, especially in ice hockey.
- intransitive verb To cause formation of a net electric charge on or in (a conductor, for example).
- intransitive verb To energize (a storage battery) by passing current through it in the direction opposite to discharge.
- intransitive verb To excite; rouse.
- intransitive verb To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
- intransitive verb Heraldry To place a charge on (an escutcheon).
- intransitive verb To rush forward in an attack.
- intransitive verb To rush forward; run.
- intransitive verb To demand or ask payment.
- intransitive verb To make a purchase or purchases on credit.
- intransitive verb Accounting To consider or record as a loss. Often used with off.
- intransitive verb To become energized.
- noun Expense; cost.
- noun The price asked for something.
- noun A debt or an entry in an account recording a debt.
- noun A financial burden, such as a tax or lien.
- noun A weight or burden; a load.
- noun The quantity that a container or apparatus can hold.
- noun A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time.
- noun An assigned duty or task; a responsibility.
- noun Care; custody.
- noun Supervision; management: synonym: care.
- noun One that is entrusted to another's care or management.
- noun An order, command, or injunction.
- noun Instruction given by a judge to a jury about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
- noun A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Verbs of _Condemning_ take -- a. The Genitive of the _charge_; as, -- pecūniae pūblicae condemnātus, _condemned (on the charge) of embezzlement_ (lit. _public money_); capitis damnātus, _condemned on a capital charge_ (lit. _on a charge involving his head_).
Rechabites -- to the person whose charge they conceived so binding; and the nature and design of the charge_.
"Do not await a charge to-day," ordered San Martin; "_but charge_ always within fifty paces!"
I remember very well once, when I was about your age, my mother had occasion to go out for half an hour, and she left me in charge of my little baby sister; she gave me a _charge_ not to let anything disturb her while she was away, and to keep her asleep if I could.
I remember very well once when I was about your age my mother had occasion to go out for half-an-hour, and she left me in charge of my little baby sister; she gave me a _charge_ not to let anything disturb her while she was away, and to keep her asleep if I could.
Directors contain _no charge, nor the slightest imputation of a charge_, against Mr. Fowke; _but I see no reason why the board should condescend to tell him so_. "
The person in charge is a puppeteer and does a scary, funny, thrilling show.
The glibness of even Sen. Collins 'assumptions that a "trigger" would be inevitably "pulled" by the bureaucrats in charge is typical GOP nonsense: Obviously, the "trigger" will require evaluation of hard data of insurance costs, etc.
When you give the Federal Government the responsibility of deciding "how much does a man need?", then the party in charge is going to favor its constituents and shortchange its opponents.
I hope you are right – some are already wringing their hands and saying the dems will lose the House this fall — the thought of Boehner in charge is making me sick to my stomach.