overcharge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overcharge place too much a load on "don't overload the car"
    • v overcharge rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    • n overcharge a price that is too high
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Overcharge An excessive charge in an account.
    • Overcharge An excessive load or burden.
    • Overcharge (Electricity) To charge (a battery) too much, so as to cause damage.
    • Overcharge To charge (a buyer) an excessive price; to charge beyond a fair rate or price.
    • Overcharge To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress; to cloy.
    • Overcharge To exaggerate; as, to overcharge a description.
    • Overcharge To fill too full; to crowd. "Our language is overcharged with consonants."
    • v. i Overcharge To make excessive charges.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overcharge To charge or burden to excess; oppress; overburden.
    • overcharge To put too great a charge in, as a gun.
    • overcharge To surcharge; exaggerate: as, to overcharge a statement.
    • overcharge To make an exorbitant charge against; demand an excessive price from.
    • overcharge To make an extravagant charge or accusation against.
    • n overcharge An excessive charge, load, or burden; the state of being overcharged.
    • n overcharge A charge, as of gunpowder or electricity, beyond what is necessary or sufficient.
    • n overcharge A charge of more than is just; a charge that is too high or exorbitant; an exaction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overcharge ō-vėr-chärj′ to load with too great a charge: to charge too great a price
    • n Overcharge an excessive load or burden: too great a charge, as of gunpowder or of price
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Supercargo Supercharge

Usage

In literature:

The girl laughed, a relief to feelings that had been for the past ten minutes somewhat overcharged.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
Always make a definite bargain or you will be overcharged.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
He would beat you down if he were buying, or he would overcharge you if he were selling.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Ledlie ventured to overcharge them on the bill.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Plunder by overcharging is so much the custom that no one objects to it.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, October 1887" by Various
His mate is the reverse of all this, especially when he is overcharged with liquor.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
Railroad has been too good to me to overcharge the company.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
At the outset, I entreat you, Lysander, not to overcharge the colouring of your picture.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
He had recouped himself for the overcharge on the cup of tea.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Similar action was taken against millers who overcharged the people.
"Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660" by Wilcomb E. Washburn
They overcharge us for the necessities of life.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
Take heed thou do not turn thy servants into slaves by overcharging them in thy work with thy greediness.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
In one place, kept by a German, we were treated very disagreeably, and overcharged so badly that Yank vowed he intended to get even.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Priests the most adroit have overcharged religion with ceremonies, and practices, and mysteries.
"Letters to Eugenia" by Baron d'Holbach
Observe, there is not a single false, or even overcharged, expression.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
When a man excites hatred by his words or deeds, attacks on his character are an inevitable relief to overcharged feelings.
"Studies in Contemporary Biography" by James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
Never overcharge your gun.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Rents would not affect him; he would be free from landladies' overcharges.
"The Red Rat's Daughter" by Guy Boothby
There is also the opportunity to overcharge.
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
Before the overcharge is made the cells should be carefully inspected for short circuits and other abnormal conditions.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
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In poetry:

Oh what a kiss
With filial passion overcharged is this!
To this misgiving breast
The child runs, as a child ne'er ran to rest
Upon the light heart and the unoppressed.
"The Modern Mother" by Alice Meynell
Who is she, the poor Maniac, whose wildly-fix'd eyes
Seem a heart overcharged to express?
She weeps not, yet often and deeply she sighs,
She never complains, but her silence implies
The composure of settled distress.
"Mary - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
An awful, a tremendous night is this, meseems!
The flood-gates of the rivers of heaven, I think, have been burst wide;
Down from the overcharged clouds, like to headlong ocean's tide,
Descends grey rain in roaring streams.
"O'Hussey's Ode To The Maguire" by James Clarence Mangan

In news:

After addressing a soon-to-be former streaming partner, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei cautions Disney against overcharging for ESPN.
Overcharged for loading food aid cargo.
Worried that your accounting firm is overcharging you when preparing your tax forms.
Restaurateur Says Woman Wasn't Overcharged.
Buckeye Partners LP rejected allegations by four major US airlines that it was overcharging to transport jet fuel to New York City area airports and requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dismiss the complaint.
Buckeye rejects allegations it overcharges to transport jet fuel.
Buckeye Partners LP rejected allegations by four major US airlines that it was overcharging to transport jet fuel to New York City area airports and requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dismiss the complaint.
Buckeye rejects allegations it overcharges to transport jet fuel.
State Senator Christine Kehoe requested a state audit following concerns Escondido was illegally overcharging drivers whose cars were towed.
Office Depot overcharged Houston by up to $6.6 million.
FedEx Corp ignored suspicions by an employee that it "systematically" overcharged business customers for years by billing them for higher residential delivery rates, according to emails made public in a lawsuit against the company.
FedEx employee says company overcharges businesses, government offices.
Examine your property tax bill to avoid overcharges.
A federal judge has ruled it was wrong for parents in a Pennsylvania school district to be overcharged for truancy fines.
(AP) — A federal judge has ruled it was wrong for parents in a Pennsylvania school district to be overcharged for truancy fines.
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In science:

Wald focused on an exactly extremal black hole and showed that it cannot be overcharged or over-spun using a particle with charge and/or orbital angular momentum.
Destroying black holes with test bodies
If the black hole starts out extremal, M = Q = r+ , then overcharging is impossible.
Destroying black holes with test bodies
Cases involving a charged black hole Let us briefly consider the size and structure requirements when attempting to overcharge or overspin a charged black hole.
Destroying black holes with test bodies
Indeed Hubeny found strong indications that for the charged case the electromagnetic self-force might prevent the overcharging, although her calculations were not conclusive .
Destroying black holes with test bodies
WC theory : in WC there is a minimum in σ0 and Z must be large to have overcharging which is in opposition to computer simulations and our theory.
The effect of entropy on macroions adsorption
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