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Pronunciation:  `owvu'tshârj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a price that is too high
  2. [v]  place too much a load on
  3. [v]  rip off; ask an unreasonable price

OVERCHARGE is a 10 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: fleece, gazump, hook, overload, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge, surcharge
 Antonyms: undercharge
 See Also: beat, bill, charge, charge, cheat, chisel, extort, extortion, gouge, load, rack, rip off, wring



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*charge"\, v. t. [Cf. {Supercharge},
    1. To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress; to
       cloy. --Sir W. Raleigh.
    2. To fill too full; to crowd.
             Our language is overcharged with consonants.
    3. To charge excessively; to charge beyond a fair rate or
    4. To exaggerate; as, to overcharge a description.
    {Overcharged mine}. (Mil.) See {Globe of compression}, under
  2. \O`ver*charge"\, v. i.
    To make excessive charges.
  3. \O"ver*charge`\, n. [Cf. {Supercargo},
    1. An excessive load or burden.
    2. An excessive charge in an account.
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