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Meaning of overcharge

o•ver•charge

Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-chärj'n.ō'vur-chärj"), [key]
— v., n. -charged, -charg•ing,
—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.
  1. 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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