- From the verb surcharge: (⇒ conjugate)
- surcharged is: ⓘClick the infinitive to see all available inflections
- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
- v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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sur•charge /n. ˈsɜrˌtʃɑrdʒ; v. sɜrˈtʃɑrdʒ, ˈsɜrˌtʃɑrdʒ/USA pronunciation
n., v., -charged, -charg•ing. n. [countable]
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v. [~ + object]
- an additional charge, tax, or cost added on to the usual charge:a surcharge on imported oil.
- to force customers to pay an additional charge for.
(n. sûr′chärj′;v. sûr chärj′, sûr′chärj′),USA pronunciation n., v., -charged, -charg•ing. n.
- an additional charge, tax, or cost.
- an excessive sum or price charged.
- an additional or excessive load or burden.
- an overprint that alters or restates the face value or denomination of a stamp to which it has been applied.
- a stamp bearing such an overprint.
- act of surcharging.
- to subject to an additional or extra charge, tax, cost, etc. (for payment).
- to overcharge for goods.
- Businessto show an omission in (an account) of something that operates as a charge against the accounting party;
to omit a credit toward (an account).
- Stamps[Philately.]to print a surcharge on (a stamp).
- to put an additional or excessive burden upon.
- Old French surcharger. See sur-1, charge
- late Middle English surchargen (verb, verbal) 1400–50
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surcharge n /ˈsɜːˌtʃɑːdʒ/
vb /sɜːˈtʃɑːdʒ; ˈsɜːˌtʃɑːdʒ/(transitive)
- a charge in addition to the usual payment, tax, etc
- an excessive sum charged, esp when unlawful
- an extra and usually excessive burden or supply
- an overprint that alters the face value of a postage stamp
- to charge an additional sum, tax, etc
- to overcharge (a person) for something
- to put an extra physical burden upon; overload
- to fill to excess; overwhelm
- to insert credits that have been omitted in (an account)
- to overprint a surcharge on (a stamp)
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