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Definition of "overcharge" []

  • To charge (a party) an excessive price for something. (verb-transitive)
  • To fill too full; overload. (verb-transitive)
  • To overstate or exaggerate. (verb-transitive)
  • To charge too much. (verb-intransitive)
  • An excessive charge or price. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overcharge" in a sentence
  • "Thus, the English word "overcharge" may mean many things to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they are all translated into Russian by completely different words that are not interchangeable."
  • "I much rather take the kind of overcharge this bundler is accused of doing then the kind of 'overcharge' i'm currently seeing at my local pump."
  • "A NEWSWEEK Poll found that 48 percent would be more likely to buy CDs than download if discs were a third less expensive (70 percent of people under 40 think the record labels overcharge)."