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English definition of “charge”

charge

noun (CONTROL)    /tʃɑːdʒ/ US  /tʃɑːrdʒ/
in charge B1 being the person who has control of or is responsible for someone or something: Who will be in charge of the department when Sophie leaves? I left Jack in charge of the suitcases while I went to get the tickets.Duty, obligation and responsibility B2 [U] responsibility for controlling or caring for something: Her ex-husband has charge of the children during the week and she has them at the weekend. His boss asked him to take charge of the office for a few days while she was away.Duty, obligation and responsibility [C] old-fashioned a person, especially a child, who is in your care and who you are responsible forDuty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of charge noun (CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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