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Noun: surcharge  'sur,chaa(r)j
  1. An additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
Verb: surcharge  'sur,chaa(r)j
  1. Charge an extra fee, as for a special service
  2. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    - overcharge, soak [informal], gazump [Brit, informal], fleece [informal], pluck [informal], rob, hook [informal], skin [informal]
  3. Fill to capacity with people
    "The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards"
  4. Print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
  5. Fill to an excessive degree
    "The air was surcharged with tension"
  6. Place too much a load on
    "don't surcharge the car";
    - overload, overcharge, overweight
  7. Show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given

Derived forms: surcharged, surcharges, surcharging

Type of: bill, charge, cheat, chisel [informal], fill, fill up, lade [archaic], laden, load, load up, overcrowd, overprint, print over, rip off [informal], show

Encyclopedia: Surcharge