Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To charge (a party) an excessive price for something.
  • intransitive verb To fill too full; overload.
  • intransitive verb To overstate or exaggerate.
  • intransitive verb To charge too much.
  • noun An excessive charge or price.
  • noun A load or burden that is too full or heavy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An excessive charge, load, or burden; the state of being overcharged.
  • noun A charge, as of gunpowder or electricity, beyond what is necessary or sufficient.
  • noun A charge of more than is just; a charge that is too high or exorbitant; an exaction.
  • To charge or burden to excess; oppress; overburden.
  • To put too great a charge in, as a gun.
  • To surcharge; exaggerate: as, to overcharge a statement.
  • To make an exorbitant charge against; demand an excessive price from.
  • To make an extravagant charge or accusation against.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To make excessive charges.
  • noun An excessive load or burden.
  • noun An excessive charge in an account.
  • transitive verb To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress; to cloy.
  • transitive verb To fill too full; to crowd.
  • transitive verb To charge (a buyer) an excessive price; to charge beyond a fair rate or price.
  • transitive verb To exaggerate.
  • transitive verb (Electricity) To charge (a battery) too much, so as to cause damage.
  • transitive verb (Mil.) See Globe of compression, under Globe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to charge more money than the correct amount or to surpass a certain limit while charging a bill
  • verb to continue to charge an electric device beyond its electrical capacity
  • noun An excessive load or burden.
  • noun An excessive charge in an account.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a price that is too high
  • verb place too much a load on
  • verb rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

over- +‎ charge

Examples

  • Thus, the English word "overcharge" may mean many things to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they are all translated into Russian by completely different words that are not interchangeable.

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  • Thus, the English word "overcharge" may mean many things to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they are all translated into Russian by completely different words that are not interchangeable.

    Pajamas Media

  • Thus, the English word "overcharge" may mean many things to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they are all translated into Russian by completely different words that are not interchangeable.

    Russia Blog

  • Thus, the English word "overcharge" may mean many things to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they are all translated into Russian by completely different words that are not interchangeable.

    Russia Blog

  • I much rather take the kind of overcharge this bundler is accused of doing then the kind of 'overcharge' i'm currently seeing at my local pump.

    Top McCain Bundler Probed Over Possible Overcharging Of U.S. Military?

  • A NEWSWEEK Poll found that 48 percent would be more likely to buy CDs than download if discs were a third less expensive (70 percent of people under 40 think the record labels overcharge).

    Out Of Tune

  • William Coughlin, George K. Baum president, said the overcharge was a calculation error.

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  • "overcharge" - raising questions about the quality of Russian linguists inside her State Department.

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  • How can one possibly identify an "overcharge" in a system in which prices are fixed by third-party payers using either tax revenues or tax-subsidized funding?

    Blaming Health Care Producers, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Why is Hillary Clinton having the Russian FM press a red button that says 'overcharge'?

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