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charge

verb
 
 
/tʃɑːdʒ/
ASK TO PAY [I, T] B1 to ask someone to pay an amount of money for something, especially for an activity or a service: [+ two objects] They are going to charge motorists a tax to drive into the city centre. How much do you charge for delivery?Bills and invoicesBuying and selling in general
ACCUSE [T] B2 If the police charge someone, they accuse them officially of a crime: [often passive] He was charged with assault.Taking legal actionBlaming and accusing
ATTACK [I, T] B2 to attack someone or something by moving forward quickly: The bull looked as if it was about to charge.Moving quicklyAttacking and invadingAdvancing and moving forward
charge around/into/through, etc to run from one place to another: The children charged around the house.Moving quickly
ELECTRICITY [I, T] B2 to put electricity into somethingElectricity and electronics
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