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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun overcharge has 1 sense

Verb overcharge has 2 senses


overchargev. t. [Cf. Supercharge, Surcharge.].
  •  To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress; to cloy.  Sir W. Raleigh.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fill too full; to crowd.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our language is overcharged with consonants."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To charge (a buyer) an excessive price; to charge beyond a fair rate or price.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exaggerate; as, to overcharge a description.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To charge (a battery) too much, so as to cause damage.  [PJC]
Overcharged mine. (Mil.) See Globe of compression, under Globe.
overchargev. i. 
     To make excessive charges.  [1913 Webster]
overchargen. [Cf. Supercargo, Supercharge.].
  •  An excessive load or burden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An excessive charge in an account.  [1913 Webster]


overcharge, v. & n.
1 a charge too high a price to (a person) or for (a thing). b charge (a specified sum) beyond the right price.
2 put too much charge into (a battery, gun, etc.).
3 put exaggerated or excessive detail into (a description, picture, etc.).
--n. an excessive charge (of explosive, money, etc.).



adorn, aggrandize, amplify, anticathexis, ballyhoo, bleed, bleed white, build up, burlesque, caricature, carry too far, cathectic energy, cathexis, charge, choke, clip, color, congest, congestion, convolute, countercathexis, cram, crowd, decorate, desire concentration, draw the longbow, drench, elaborate, embellish, embroider, energy charge, engorgement, enrich, exaggerate, exploit, exploitation, extortion, festoon, fleece, flourish, fudge, gild, glut, gluttonize, go to extremes, gorge, gouge, highway robbery, hold up, holdup, hyperbolize, hypercathexis, hyperemia, involve, jam, jam-pack, lay it on, load with ornament, loan-sharking, magnify, make much of, ornament, overassessment, overbrimming, overburden, overdo, overdraw, overestimate, overfeed, overfill, overflow, overfreight, overfullness, overlade, overlay, overload, overpaint, overpraise, overprice, overreach, overreact, oversell, overspeak, overspill, overstate, overstress, overstuff, overtax, overweigh, overweight, pack, pad, pile it on, plethora, profiteer, puff, repletion, satiate, satiety, saturate, saturation, screw, shylocking, skin, soak, stick, sting, stretch, stretch the truth, stuff, supercharge, supersaturate, supersaturation, surcharge, surfeit, swindle, talk big, talk in superlatives, tout, travesty, trick out, usury, varnish, victimize




VB ornament, overlay with ornament, overcharge, smell of the lamp, ornament, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, bead, beautify, adonize, smarten, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, enamel, japan, lacquer, paint, grain, garnish, trim, dizen, bedizen, prink, prank, trick out, fig out, deck, bedeck, dight, bedight, array, begawd, titivate, dress, dress up, spangle, bespangle, powder, embroider, work, chase, emboss, fret, emblazon, illuminate, illustrate, become.


VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.


N dearness, high price, famine price, fancy price, overcharge, extravagance, exorbitance, extortion, heavy pull upon the purse, dear, high, high priced, of great price, expensive, costly, precious, worth a Jew's eye, dear bought, at a premium, not to be had, not to be had for love or money, beyond price, above price, priceless, of priceless value, unreasonable, extravagant, exorbitant, extortionate, overpriced, more than it's woth, dear, dearly, at great cost, heavy cost, a grands frais, prices looking up, le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle, le cout en ote le gout, vel prece vel pretio, too high a price to pay, not worth it.

VB be dear, cost much, cost a pretty penny, rise in price, look up, overcharge, bleed, fleece, extort, pay too much, pay through the nose, pay too dear for one's whistle, pay top dollar.


VB exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate, amplify, overestimate, hyperbolize, overcharge, overstate, overdraw, overlay, overshoot the mark, overpraise, make over much, over the most of, strain, strain over a point, stretch, stretch a point, go great lengths, spin a long yarn, draw with a longbow, shoot with a longbow, deal in the marvelous, out-Herod Herod, run riot, talk at random, heighten, overcolor, color highly, color too highly, broder, flourish, color, puff.

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