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Surcharge   /sərtʃˈɑrdʒ/  /sˈərtʃˌɑrdʒ/   Listen
Surcharge

verb
(past & past part. surcharged; pres. part. surcharging)
1.
Charge an extra fee, as for a special service.
2.
Rip off; ask an unreasonable price.  Synonyms: fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak.
3.
Fill to capacity with people.
4.
Print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote.
5.
Fill to an excessive degree.
6.
Place too much a load on.  Synonyms: overcharge, overload.
7.
Show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given.






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"Surcharge" Quotes from Famous Books



... as any writer who has dealt with the subject. He attributes it to electrical agency. "During the last season," he writes, "the clouds were charged with excessive electricity, and yet there was little or no thunder to draw off that excess from the atmosphere. In the damp and variable autumn this surcharge of electrical matter was attracted by the moist, succulent, and pointed leaves of the potato." As medicine is found to be useless for the disease, he recommends the use of the knife to cut away the diseased parts, and to keep ...
— The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) - With Notices Of Earlier Irish Famines • John O'Rourke



Words linked to "Surcharge" :   overprint, make full, extort, undercharge, cheat, single supplement, show, print over, chisel, laden, overcrowd, load, rack, fill, gouge, load up, charge, bill, lade, fill up, wring, squeeze, rip off



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