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o·ver·charge

 (ō′vər-chärj′)
v. o·ver·charged, o·ver·charg·ing, o·ver·charg·es
v.tr.
1. To charge (a party) an excessive price for something.
2. To fill too full; overload.
3. To overstate or exaggerate.
v.intr.
To charge too much.
n. (ō′vər-chärj′)
1. Abbr. o/c An excessive charge or price.
2. A load or burden that is too full or heavy.

overcharge

vb
1. (Commerce) to charge too much
2. (tr) to fill or load beyond capacity
3. literary another word for exaggerate
n
4. (Commerce) an excessive price or charge
5. (Commerce) an excessive load

o•ver•charge

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈtʃɑrdʒ; n. ˈoʊ vərˌtʃɑrdʒ)

v. -charged, -charg•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to charge (a purchaser) too high a price.
2. to overload.
3. to express too elaborately or dramatically.
v.i.
4. to charge too high a price.
n.
5. a charge in excess of a stated or just price.
6. an act of overcharging.
7. an excessive load.
[1275–1325]

overcharge


Past participle: overcharged
Gerund: overcharging

Imperative
overcharge
overcharge
Present
I overcharge
you overcharge
he/she/it overcharges
we overcharge
you overcharge
they overcharge
Preterite
I overcharged
you overcharged
he/she/it overcharged
we overcharged
you overcharged
they overcharged
Present Continuous
I am overcharging
you are overcharging
he/she/it is overcharging
we are overcharging
you are overcharging
they are overcharging
Present Perfect
I have overcharged
you have overcharged
he/she/it has overcharged
we have overcharged
you have overcharged
they have overcharged
Past Continuous
I was overcharging
you were overcharging
he/she/it was overcharging
we were overcharging
you were overcharging
they were overcharging
Past Perfect
I had overcharged
you had overcharged
he/she/it had overcharged
we had overcharged
you had overcharged
they had overcharged
Future
I will overcharge
you will overcharge
he/she/it will overcharge
we will overcharge
you will overcharge
they will overcharge
Future Perfect
I will have overcharged
you will have overcharged
he/she/it will have overcharged
we will have overcharged
you will have overcharged
they will have overcharged
Future Continuous
I will be overcharging
you will be overcharging
he/she/it will be overcharging
we will be overcharging
you will be overcharging
they will be overcharging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overcharging
you have been overcharging
he/she/it has been overcharging
we have been overcharging
you have been overcharging
they have been overcharging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overcharging
you will have been overcharging
he/she/it will have been overcharging
we will have been overcharging
you will have been overcharging
they will have been overcharging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overcharging
you had been overcharging
he/she/it had been overcharging
we had been overcharging
you had been overcharging
they had been overcharging
Conditional
I would overcharge
you would overcharge
he/she/it would overcharge
we would overcharge
you would overcharge
they would overcharge
Past Conditional
I would have overcharged
you would have overcharged
he/she/it would have overcharged
we would have overcharged
you would have overcharged
they would have overcharged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overcharge - a price that is too highovercharge - a price that is too high    
charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
extortion - an exorbitant charge
Verb1.overcharge - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
extort, gouge, wring, rack, squeeze - obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
undercharge - charge (someone) too little money
2.overcharge - place too much a load on; "don't overload the car"
load, load up, lade, laden - fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"

overcharge

verb cheat, con (informal), do (slang), skin (slang), stiff (slang), sting (informal), rip off (slang), fleece, defraud, surcharge, swindle, stitch up (slang), rook (slang), short-change, diddle (informal), take for a ride (informal), cozen If you feel a taxi driver has overcharged you, say so.

overcharge

verb
1. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something:
Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride , take someone to the cleaners .
2. To make (something) seem greater than is actually the case:
Idioms: blow up out of proportion, lay it on thick, stretch the truth.
Translations
يَطْلُبُ ثَمَناً بَاهِظاًيَطْلُبُ ثَمَناً باهِظاً
předražit
tage for høj pris
veloittaa liikaa
previše naplatiti
túlfizettet
láta borga of mikiî
過大請求する
바가지 씌우다
imti per didelę kainąperkrautiužprašyti per didelę kainą
prasīt pārāk augstu cenu
predražiťúčtovať príliš draho
preveč zaračunati
ta för mycket betalt
คิดเกินราคา
fazla fiyat istemekfazla para almak
tính giá quá đắt

overcharge

[ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒ]
A. VT
1. to overcharge sb for sthcobrar a algn de más por algo
2. (Elec) → sobrecargar, poner una carga excesiva a

overcharge

[ˌəʊvərˈtʃɑːrdʒ] vtfaire payer trop cher à
He overcharged me → Il m'a fait payer trop cher.
to overcharge sb for sth → faire payer qch trop cher à qn, surfacturer qch à qn
They overcharged us for the meal → Ils nous ont fait payer trop cher pour le repas., Ils nous ont surfacturé le repas.

overcharge

vt
personzu viel berechnen (+dat)or abverlangen (+dat)(for für); you’ve been overchargedman hat dir zu viel berechnet; they overcharged me by £2sie haben mir £ 2 zu viel berechnet
electric circuitüberlasten
(with detail, emotion) painting, styleüberladen
vizu viel verlangen (for für); to overcharge on a billzu viel berechnen or anrechnen

overcharge

[ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒ] vt
a. to overcharge sb for sthfar pagare troppo qc a qn
b. (Elec) → sovraccaricare

overcharge

(əuvəˈtʃaːdʒ) verb
to charge too much. I have been overcharged for these goods.

overcharge

يَطْلُبُ ثَمَناً بَاهِظاً předražit tage for høj pris zu viel berechnen υπερχρεώνω cobrar de más veloittaa liikaa surcharger previše naplatiti fare pagare un prezzo eccessivo 過大請求する 바가지 씌우다 te veel vragen ta for mye betalt przeciążyć cobrar caro demais, cobrar demasiado назначать завышенную цену ta för mycket betalt คิดเกินราคา fazla fiyat istemek tính giá quá đắt 要价过高

overcharge

n. precio excesivo, recargo de precio;
v. sobrecargar, cobrar demasiado.
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