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overcharge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electricity
overchargeo‧ver‧charge /ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒ $ ˌoʊvərˈtʃɑːrdʒ/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]CHEAT to charge someone too much money for something opp undercharge 🔊 They were being overcharged for cheap beer.2 [transitive]TPETTC to put too much power into a battery or electrical system
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Examples from the Corpus
overchargeThis is another way customers are overcharged, CalPIRG said.They were being overcharged for third-rate beer, much of it brewed from cheap and inferior ingredients.It has subsidized local calls by overcharging long-distance.It provides detailed monthly reports and annual summaries itemising the amount overcharged, or if appropriate, undercharged.The university was accused of overcharging the government millions of dollars for research-related costs.The taxi driver had overcharged us by about $20.The cab driver tried to overcharge us for the ride from the airport.Garage mechanics are twice as likely to overcharge women car owners as men.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoverchargeo‧ver‧charge /ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒˌoʊvərˈtʃɑːrdʒ/ verb [intransitive, transitive]COMMERCE to charge someone too much money for somethingDivorce lawyers often overcharge women clients.overcharge (somebody) for somethingThe company overcharged the government for labor and materials.overcharging noun [uncountable]fraud involving the overcharging of corporate clientsovercharge /ˈoʊvətʃɑːdʒˈoʊvərtʃɑːrdʒ/ noun [countable]Federal law doesn’t require lenders to reimburse consumers for any overcharges.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
overcharge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyovercharge
he, she, itovercharges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyovercharged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overcharged
he, she, ithas overcharged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overcharged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overcharge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overcharged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overcharging
he, she, itis overcharging
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you, we, theyare overcharging
Past
I, he, she, itwas overcharging
you, we, theywere overcharging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overcharging
he, she, ithas been overcharging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overcharging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overcharging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overcharging
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