Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Overloaded; overburdened; charged in excess, in any way.

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

  • adjective of a postage stamp overprinted with a new value
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of surcharge.

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Examples

  • New York City's storm and sanitary sewers are part of a single combined system, so when that system becomes "surcharged," stormwater (and yes, some sewage) starts to rise up into our downstairs tub and geysers out of the toilet.

    Weathering a Bad Net Habit

  • The bench of justices HS Bedi and JM Panchal said it did not pass the judgement in the presence of Nisha as she was "surcharged" and "emotionally disturbed".

    Daily News & Analysis

  • When I realize I am being "surcharged" so other people can have cell phones I am pissed.

    Buffalo Pundit

  • When I realize I am being "surcharged" so other people can have cell phones I am pissed.

    Buffalo Pundit

  • “How many women thus waste life away, the prey of discontent, who might have practised as physicians, regulated a farm, managed a shop, and stood erect, supported by their own industry, instead of hanging their heads surcharged with the dew of sensibility, that consumes the beauty to which it at first gave lustre.”

    2009 April « Pennamite

  • Those states that don't bring budgets into line would be surcharged by the agency—though they would be insulated from more extreme market fluctuations—and other less profligate borrowers wouldn't suffer.

    Euro Bonds Gain Momentum, With Limits

  • The very atmosphere he breathed was surcharged with hatred and malice, and this but served to increase the hatred and malice within him.

    The Enemy of His Kind

  • Osborne: . . . and if we get the bombs reclassified as hand luggage we won't even be surcharged.

    Westminster digested

  • While the decison took a while to get made, it wasn't the "shoot from the hip" management style that got us into both of these wars in the first place and there should have been a graduated income tax surcharged from the beginning.

    Obama informs top diplomatic, military officials of Afghan decision

  • “How many women thus waste life away, the prey of discontent, who might have practised as physicians, regulated a farm, managed a shop, and stood erect, supported by their own industry, instead of hanging their heads surcharged with the dew of sensibility, that consumes the beauty to which it at first gave lustre.”

    April 27: 250th Birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) « Pennamite

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