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"overcharge" in British English

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overchargeverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈtʃɑːdʒ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈtʃɑːrdʒ/
to ​charge someone either more than the ​realprice or more than the ​value of the ​product or ​service: The ​giftshop in Paris overcharged me (by €10). [+ two objects] They overcharged her $45.
(Definition of overcharge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overchargeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒ/
FINANCE, COMMERCE to ​ask someone to ​pay more than the ​realprice or ​value of a ​product or ​service: The ​company denied it was using its ​dominantposition in the ​market to overcharge ​customers.overcharge sb (by) $10/10% etc. The ​shop overcharged me by €5. Banks are able to overcharge because they have complicated ​tariffs that are difficult to understand.overcharge for sth Some ​landlords habitually overcharge for ​insurance, ​buildingrepairs, and ​services.

overchargenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈəʊvəˌtʃɑːdʒ/
FINANCE, COMMERCE a ​request for ​payment that is more than the ​realprice or ​value of a ​product or ​service: They ​billed twice for ​internetservices in the same ​year, resulting in an overcharge of $123,000. He ​disputed what he believed was a $10 overcharge on a ​carrental.
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