overcharge

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌəʊvərˈtʃɑːrdʒ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. ˌoʊvɚˈtʃɑrdʒ; n. ˈoʊvɚˌtʃɑrdʒ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. ō′vər chärj; n. ōvər chärj′)



Inflections of 'overcharge' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
overcharges
v 3rd person singular
overcharging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
overcharged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
overcharged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
o•ver•charge /v. ˌoʊvɚˈtʃɑrdʒ; n. ˈoʊvɚˌtʃɑrdʒ/USA pronunciation   v.,  -charged, -charg•ing, n. 
v. 
  1. to charge (a purchaser) too high a price: [+ object]He deliberately overcharges tourists.[no object]The merchant was always overcharging.
  2. [+ object] to overload.

n. [countable]
  1. a charge or fee that is higher than a stated or fair price.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
o•ver•charge  (v. ō′vər chärj;n. ōvər chärj′),USA pronunciation v.,  -charged, -charg•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to charge (a purchaser) too high a price:When the manager realized we'd been overcharged, she gave us a credit for the difference.
  2. to fill too full;
    overload.
  3. to exaggerate:to overcharge the importance of ancestry.

v.i. 
  1. to make an excessive charge;
    charge too much for something.

n. 
  1. a charge in excess of a stated or just price.
  2. an act of overcharging.
  3. an excessive load.
o′ver•charger, n. 
  • 1275–1325; Middle English; see over-, charge

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
overcharge vb /ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒ/
  1. to charge too much
  2. (transitive) to fill or load beyond capacity
  3. literary
    another word for exaggerate
n /ˈəʊvəˌtʃɑːdʒ/
  1. an excessive price or charge
  2. an excessive load
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