overcharge[ō′vər c̸härj′; also, and for n.always, ō′vər c̸härj′]
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transitive verb, intransitive verb overcharged, overcharging
- to charge too high a price (to)
- to overload or fill too full
- to exaggerate
- an excessive charge
- a load that is too full or heavy
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verb o·ver·charged, o·ver·charg·ing, o·ver·charg·es verb, transitive
- To charge (a party) an excessive price for something.
- To fill too full; overload.
- To overstate or exaggerate.
To charge too much.noun
- Abbr. o/c An excessive charge or price.
- A load or burden that is too full or heavy.
overcharge - Business Definition
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To cause a customer to pay more than the bona fide price. For example, a clerk charges the regular price rather than the posted sale price of a shirt. Overcharges generally result from computers not being properly updated.