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


Noun surcharge has 1 sense

Verb surcharge has 7 senses


surchargev. t. [F. surcharger. See Sur-, and Charge, and cf. Overcharge, Supercharge, Supercargo.].
  •  To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.  [1913 Webster]
    "Four charged two, and two surcharged one."  [1913 Webster]
    "Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view,
    Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone.  Story. Daniel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp).  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
surchargen. [F.].
  •  An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne.  [1913 Webster]
    "A numerous nobility causeth poverty and inconvenience in a state, for it is surcharge of expense."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to.  Burrill.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A charge over the usual or legal rates.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  Something printed or written on a postage stamp to give it a new legal effect, as a new valuation, a place, a date, etc.; also (Colloq.), a stamp with a surcharge.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


surcharge, n. & v.
1 an additional charge or payment.
2 a charge made by assessors as a penalty for false returns of taxable property.
3 a mark printed on a postage stamp changing its value.
4 an additional or excessive load.
5 Brit. an amount in an official account not passed by the auditor and having to be refunded by the person responsible.
6 the showing of an omission in an account for which credit should have been given.
1 exact a surcharge from.
2 exact (a sum) as a surcharge.
3 mark (a postage stamp) with a surcharge.
4 overload.
5 fill or saturate to excess.

ME f. OF surcharger (as SUR-(1), CHARGE)



bale, bleed, bleed white, burden, burdening, burthen, cargo, charge, charging, choke, clip, congest, congestion, cram, crowd, cumber, cumbrance, deadweight, doctor accounts, drag, drench, encumbrance, engorgement, exploit, exploitation, extortion, fleece, freight, garble accounts, glut, gluttonize, gorge, gouge, handicap, highway robbery, hold up, holdup, hyperemia, incubus, incumbency, jam, jam-pack, lading, load, loading, loan-sharking, millstone, oppression, overassessment, overbrimming, overburden, overcharge, overfeed, overfill, overflow, overfreight, overfullness, overlade, overload, overprice, overspill, overstuff, overtax, overtaxing, overweight, overweighting, pack, plethora, pressure, profiteer, repletion, saddling, salt, satiate, satiety, saturate, saturation, screw, shylocking, skin, soak, stick, sting, stuff, supercharge, superincumbency, supersaturate, supersaturation, surfeit, swindle, taxing, usury, victimize




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.

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