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o•ver•charge



Pronunciation: (
v.ō"vur-chärj';
n.ō'vur-chärj"),
[key]
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.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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