Definition of Overcharge

1. Noun. A price that is too high.

Generic synonyms: Charge
Specialized synonyms: Extortion



2. Verb. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price. "They overcharge him of all his money"
Exact synonyms: Fleece, Gazump, Hook, Pluck, Plume, Rob, Soak, Surcharge
Specialized synonyms: Extort, Gouge, Rack, Squeeze, Wring
Entails: Bill, Charge
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Antonyms: Undercharge

3. Verb. Place too much a load on. ; "Don't overload the car"
Exact synonyms: Overload, Surcharge
Generic synonyms: Lade, Laden, Load, Load Up
Derivative terms: Overload

Definition of Overcharge

1. v. t. To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress; to cloy.

2. v. i. To make excessive charges.

3. n. An excessive load or burden.

Definition of Overcharge

1. Verb. to charge more money than the correct amount or to surpass a certain limit while charging a bill ¹

2. Verb. to continue to charge an electric device beyond its electrical capacity ¹

3. Noun. An excessive load or burden. ¹

4. Noun. An excessive charge in an account. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overcharge

1. [v -CHARGED, -CHARGING, -CHARGES]

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overcharge (current term)
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Literary usage of Overcharge

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"BROWN, J. The goods on which It was contended there was an overcharge of $6.30 ... Why there was an overcharge, how, or in what respect, does not appear. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law and Practice Relating to Vendors and Purchasers of by Joseph Henry Dart, William Barber, Sheldon, William Robert, 1857- (1888)
"... before payment, pressure alone without overcharge, or gross overcharge ... said that pressure or overcharge amounting to fraud were not the only special ..."

3. State Railroad Control: With a History of Its Development in Iowa by Frank Haigh Dixon (1896)
"overcharge. overcharge was the most frequent cause of complaint in the history of ... In many cases the overcharge was an error on the part of the company, ..."

4. Treatises in an Interstate Commerce and Railway Traffic Course by La Salle Extension University (1920)
"overcharge CLAIMS An overcharge claim may arise as the result of one of several things: an error in rate, that is to say, an erroneous application by the ..."

5. Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its Management by Dionysius Lardner (1850)
"... we obtain the following results: Such, then, is the compensation of errors by overcharge and undercharge which would be produced if the expenses ..."

6. The Law of Interstate Commerce and Its Federal Regulation by Frederick Newton Judson (1912)
"Retention of overcharge.—The Interstate Commerce Act does not recognize ... The retention of an overcharge has all the effect of extortion and unjust ..."

7. Ethical Obligations of the Lawyer by Gleason Leonard Archer (1910)
"Duty not to overcharge. Charges to Wealthy and to Poor Clients. How an Avaricious Lawyer Regretted a Small Charge. SEC. 49. Not to Drive Sharp Bargain with ..."

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