Translation of "charge" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /tʃɑːdʒ/ us /tʃɑːrdʒ/

charge verb (MONEY)

B1 [ T or I ] to ask an amount of money for something, especially a service or activity

How much/What do you charge for a haircut and blow-dry? 剪髮和吹風要收多少錢?
The bank charged commission to change my traveller's cheques. 銀行兌現我的旅行支票收取了手續費。
[ + two objects ] They charge you $20 just to get in the nightclub. 進夜總會的門他們就收你20美元。
The local museum doesn't charge for admission. 當地博物館不收門票費。
charge sth to sb's account

to record an amount that a customer has spent for them to pay at a later time, according to an agreement between a business and the customer

Charge the bill to my account, please. 請把帳單記在我帳上。
Shall we charge the flowers to your account? 我們把買花的錢記到你的帳上,行嗎?

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charge verb (ACCUSE FORMALLY)

B2 [ T ] (of the police) to make a formal statement saying that someone is accused of a crime

She's been charged with murder. 她被控謀殺。
She is charged with murdering her husband. 她被指控謀害了自己的丈夫。

formal to publicly accuse someone of doing something bad

The paper charged her with using the company's money for her own purposes. 報紙指責她把公司的錢挪作己用。

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charge verb (MOVE FORWARD)

B2 [ I or T ] to move forward quickly and violently, especially towards something that has caused difficulty or anger

The bull lowered its horns and charged. 公牛俯下牛角發動進攻。
The violence began when the police charged (at) a crowd of demonstrators. 當員警衝向一群示威者時,暴力衝突就開始了。

[ I + adv/prep ] informal to hurry from one place to another

I've been charging about/around all day and I'm exhausted. 我一整天跑來跑去,累壞了。
He came charging up the stairs to tell me the good news. 他匆匆跑上樓來告訴我這個好消息。

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charge verb (EXPLOSIVE)

[ T ] to put enough explosive into a gun to fire it once


charge verb (ORDER)

[ T often passive ] formal to order someone to do something

He was charged with taking care of the premises. 他被吩咐去看管那些房屋。

[ T ] US specialized law When a judge charges a jury, he or she explains the details of the law to them.


charge verb (SUPPLY ENERGY)

B2 [ I or T ] to put electricity into an electrical device such as a battery

She drove the car round the block to charge (up) its batteries. 她開車繞過街區去給電池充電。
It's not working - I don't think the battery is charging. 它不能運作——我覺得電池沒在充電。


uk /tʃɑːdʒ/ us /tʃɑːrdʒ/

charge noun (MONEY)

B1 [ C or U ] the amount of money that you have to pay for something, especially for an activity or service

Is there a charge for children or do they go free? 小孩要收費還是免費?
There's an admission charge of £5. 要收五英鎊的入場費。
They fixed my watch free of charge. 他們免費修理了我的手錶。

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C1 [ C ] specialized law a formal police statement saying that someone is accused of a crime

The 19-year-old will be appearing in court on Thursday where she will face criminal charges. 這位19歲的少女將於週四出庭,她將面臨刑事指控。
He has been arrested on a charge of murder. 他因被控謀殺而遭逮捕。
The police brought a charge of theft against him. 警方指控他犯了盜竊罪。
The police have had to drop (= stop) charges against her because they couldn't find any evidence. 警方因為找不到任何證據不得不撤銷了對她的指控。
He claimed he had been arrested on a trumped-up (= false) charge. 他聲稱自己是受誣告而被捕的。

[ C ] formal the act of accusing someone of something bad

[ + that ] The president responded angrily to the charge that she had lost touch with her country's people. 總統針對說她和自己的國民失去聯繫的指責作出了憤怒的回應。
Her refusal to condemn the violence laid/left her open to the charge of positive support for the campaign (= allowed people to say that she supported it). 她拒絕譴責暴力,這很容易給人留下她支援那場運動的口實。

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charge noun (CONTROL)

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? 索菲離開後,誰來管理這個部門?
I left Jack in charge of the suitcases while I went to get the tickets. 我去買票時讓傑克看著箱子。

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. 她的前夫在工作日照顧孩子,她則在週末照顧孩子。
His boss asked him to take charge of the office for a few days while she was away. 老闆讓他在她離開的這段時間負責辦公室工作。

[ C ] old-fashioned a person, especially a child, who is in your care and who you are responsible for


charge noun (EXPLOSIVE)

[ C ] the amount of explosive to be fired at one time, or the bullet or other explosive object shot from a gun


charge noun (MOVE FORWARD)

[ C ] an attack in which people or animals suddenly run forward

a charge of buffalo/elephants 野牛/大象的猛衝
a police charge 警方的突然襲擊

charge noun (ORDER)

[ C ] formal an order to do something


charge noun (SUPPLY ENERGY)

[ C usually singular ] the amount of electricity that an electrical device stores or that a substance carries

on charge UK

If something is on charge, you are putting an amount of electricity into it.

Is it all right to leave/put the battery on charge overnight? 讓電池充一夜電可以嗎?

(Translation of “charge” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)