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Surcharge   Listen
verb
Surcharge  v. t.  (past & past part. surcharged; pres. part. surcharging)  
1.
To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon. "Four charged two, and two surcharged one." "Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view, Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew."
2.
(Law)
(a)
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.
(b)
(Equity) To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given.
3.
To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp).






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Surcharge" Quotes from Famous Books



... and workshop fires, the dweller in this vast overgrown city is tempted to range himself for the moment among the belauders of better times in the past. Almost groping his way along the streets in semi-darkness, and half choked with the sulphurous surcharge in the atmosphere, this latter-day growler may perhaps be astonished to learn that his complaint is of very old standing, and that long before the days of his great-great-grandfather, in fact more than seven generations ago, this poisoning of the atmosphere ...
— Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) - Or A Discourse of Forest Trees • John Evelyn



Words linked to "Surcharge" :   soak, cheat, fill up, gazump, overcrowd, pluck, print over, gouge, undercharge, make full, charge, load up, rob, load, fill, rip off, overcharge, squeeze, wring, show, lade, extort, overprint, plume, hook, laden



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