MONEY [C, U] › the amount of money that you have to pay for something, especially for an activity or a service: bank charges There's no charge for children under 14. He repaired the computer free of charge (= it did not cost anything).
be in charge › to be the person who has control of or is responsible for someone or something: She's in charge of a team of 20 people. Who's in charge of organizing the music for the party?
take charge › to take control of or make yourself responsible for something: I was happy to let her take charge of paying all the bills.
CRIME [C] › a formal police statement saying that someone is accused of a crime: to bring/press charges She was arrested on charges of theft and forgery. ACCUSE [C] › when you accuse someone of something: This is a serious charge to make against your colleagues. ELECTRICITY [C, U] › the amount of electricity that an electrical device has in it or that a substance has in it ATTACK [C] › an attack in which people or animals run forward suddenly reverse the charges UK (US call collect) › to make a telephone call that is paid for by the person who receives it → See also service charge