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English noun: surcharge

1. surcharge (possession) an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)


Broader (hypernym)charge


Narrower (hyponym)single supplement


English verb: surcharge

1. surcharge (possession) charge an extra fee, as for a special service


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bill, charge

2. surcharge (possession) rip off; ask an unreasonable price


Synonymsfleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off


Narrower (hyponym)extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring


Entailbill, charge


Antonymsundercharge

3. surcharge (motion) fill to capacity with people


SamplesThe air raids had surcharged the emergency wards.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)overcrowd

4. surcharge (creation) print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)overprint, print over

5. surcharge (contact) fill to an excessive degree


SamplesThe air was surcharged with tension.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

6. surcharge (contact) place too much a load on


SamplesDon't overload the car.


Synonymsovercharge, overload


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lade, laden, load, load up

7. surcharge (communication) show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)show









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