Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To increase the power of (an engine, for example), as by fitting with a supercharger.
  • transitive verb To charge heavily or excessively.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In heraldry, a charge borne upon an ordinary or other charge: thus, three mullets charged upon a fesse or bend constitute a supercharge.
  • To charge or fill to excess.
  • In heraldry, to place as a supercharge.

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

  • noun (Her.), rare A bearing charged upon another bearing.
  • transitive verb (Her.) To charge (a bearing) upon another bearing.

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

  • verb To increase the power of an internal combustion engine (either Otto or Diesel cycle) by compressing the inlet air with power extracted from the crankshaft.
  • verb To make faster or more powerful.
  • verb heraldry To overlay one charge upon another.

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

  • verb increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
  • verb increase or raise

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

super- +‎ charge

Examples

  • MALVEAUX: Well, there are a couple of thing that they said they wanted him to do, essentially kind of supercharge the debate, which we see has taken place today, but certainly not in the president's direction.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2006

  • Bone boosting drug is major breakthrough for the elderly suffering from fractures Hair cells grown from stem cells could restore hearing to the deaf Scientists discover how to 'supercharge' the body's own healing system Osteoporosis drugs 'increase risk of potentially fatal heart problems'

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • - The advanced Ion GPU is expected to "supercharge" netbook systems with a 10x graphics boost and enable up to 10 hours of battery life with Nvidia's recently unveiled Optimus technology.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Jim Bradley, vice president of the firm's Supply Chain practice, spoke recently with PURCHASING about how they "supercharge" supply-chain strategy development using Six-Sigma tools and disciplines.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • What matters is actually going to church and having lots of friends there, they say, concluding that religious networks "supercharge"

    CNN.com

  • Jim Bradley, vice president of the firm's Supply Chain practice, spoke recently with PURCHASING about how they "supercharge" supply-chain strategy development using Six-Sigma tools and disciplines.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • In particular, Armstrong wants Eun to "supercharge" content partnerships.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • Jim Bradley, vice president of the firm's Supply Chain practice, spoke recently with PURCHASING about how they "supercharge" supply-chain strategy development using Six-Sigma tools and disciplines.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Jim Bradley, vice president of the firm's Supply Chain practice, spoke recently with PURCHASING about how they "supercharge" supply-chain strategy development using Six-Sigma tools and disciplines.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Baltimore Convention Center is promising to "supercharge" the city's efforts to attract convention business at a time when it's losing out on high-profile trade shows in a slumping economy.

    National Business News - Local Business News | bizjournals

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