from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An excessive load or burden.
  • n. An excessive charge in an account.
  • intransitive v. To make excessive charges.
  • transitive v. To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress; to cloy.
  • transitive v. To fill too full; to crowd.
  • transitive v. To charge (a buyer) an excessive price; to charge beyond a fair rate or price.
  • transitive v. To exaggerate.
  • transitive v. To charge (a battery) too much, so as to cause damage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. An excessive charge, load, or burden; the state of being overcharged.
  • n. A charge, as of gunpowder or electricity, beyond what is necessary or sufficient.
  • n. A charge of more than is just; a charge that is too high or exorbitant; an exaction.

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

  • n. a price that is too high
  • v. place too much a load on
  • v. rip off; ask an unreasonable price


over- +‎ charge (Wiktionary)



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