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SURCHARGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surcharge mean? 

SURCHARGE (noun)
  The noun SURCHARGE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SURCHARGE used as a noun is very rare.


SURCHARGE (verb)
  The verb SURCHARGE has 7 senses:

1. charge an extra fee, as for a special service
2. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
3. fill to capacity with people
4. print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
5. fill to an excessive degree
6. place too much a load on
7. show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given

  Familiarity information: SURCHARGE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SURCHARGE (noun)


Sense 1surcharge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("surcharge" is a kind of...):

charge (the price charged for some article or service)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "surcharge"):

single supplement (a surcharge added to the cost per person when traveling alone)


SURCHARGE (verb)


Sense 1surcharge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Charge an extra fee, as for a special service

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "surcharge" is one way to...):

bill; charge (demand payment)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2surcharge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

plume; overcharge; gazump; fleece; hook; rob; soak; surcharge; pluck

Hypernyms (to "surcharge" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel; rip off (deprive somebody of something by deceit)

"Surcharge" entails doing...:

bill; charge (demand payment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "surcharge"):

extort; gouge; rack; squeeze; wring (obtain by coercion or intimidation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3surcharge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill to capacity with people

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards

Hypernyms (to "surcharge" is one way to...):

overcrowd (cause to crowd together too much)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4surcharge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "surcharge" is one way to...):

overprint; print over (print (additional text or colors) onto an already imprinted paper)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5surcharge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill to an excessive degree

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The air was surcharged with tension

Hypernyms (to "surcharge" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6surcharge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place too much a load on

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

overcharge; overload; surcharge

Context example:

don't overload the car

Hypernyms (to "surcharge" is one way to...):

lade; laden; load; load up (fill or place a load on)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7surcharge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "surcharge" is one way to...):

show (give evidence of, as of records)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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