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Definition 1: a price that is too high - [noun denoting possession]

(overcharge is a kind of ...) the price charged for some article or service

"the admission charge"

(... is a kind of overcharge ) an exorbitant charge

Definition 2: place too much a load on - [verb of contact]

Samples where overcharge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • don't overload the car

Synonyms for overcharge in the sense of this definition

(overcharge is a kind of ...) fill or place a load on

"load a car" "load the truck with hay"

Definition 3: rip off; ask an unreasonable price - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for overcharge in the sense of this definition

(overcharge is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(... is a kind of overcharge ) obtain by coercion or intimidation

"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss" "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"

(overcharge implies ...) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

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