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Surcharge   /sərtʃˈɑrdʒ/  /sˈərtʃˌɑrdʒ/   Listen

(past & past part. surcharged; pres. part. surcharging)
Charge an extra fee, as for a special service.
Rip off; ask an unreasonable price.  Synonyms: fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak.
Fill to capacity with people.
Print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote.
Fill to an excessive degree.
Place too much a load on.  Synonyms: overcharge, overload.
Show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given.

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"Surcharge" Quotes from Famous Books

... to see the whole of what on Earth he sees in part; Where change shall neer surcharge the thought; nor hope deferd shall hurt ...
— The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi • Richard F. Burton

... is amongst the causes of want; and the great quantity of books maketh a show rather of superfluity than lack; which surcharge, nevertheless, is not to be removed by making no more books, but by making more good books, which, as the serpent of Moses, might devour the serpents of the enchanters."—Bacon. In point of style, his lordship is here deficient; and he has also mixed and marred ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown

... of France, "undoubtedly more will be paid, but by whom? . . . By those only who do not pay enough; they will pay what they ought, according to a just proportionment, and nobody will be aggrieved. Privileges will be sacrificed! Yes! Justice wills it, necessity requires it! Would it be better to surcharge ...
— A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times - Volume VI. of VI. • Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

... have since their beginning admitted several alterations and improvements, and 8 or 10 pounds per annum surcharge, would make the bills of Dublin to exceed all others, and become an excellent instrument of Government. To which purpose the forms for weekly, quarterly, and yearly ...
— Essays on Mankind and Political Arithmetic • Sir William Petty

... Twain is, first and foremost and exclusively, the humorist—with his shrieking Philistinism, his dominant sense for the colossally incongruous, his spontaneous faculty for staggering, ludicrous contrast. To the reflective, Mark Twain subsumed within himself a "certain surcharge and overplus of power, a buoyancy, and a sense of conquest" which typified the youth of America. It is memorable that he breathed in his youth the bracing air of the prairie, shared the collective ardour of the Argonauts, felt the rising thrill of Western adventure, and expressed the ...
— Mark Twain • Archibald Henderson

... find a future life, a nobler copy of our own, Where every riddle shall be ree'd, where every knowledge shall be known; Where 'twill be man's to see the whole of what on earth he sees a part; Where change shall ne'er surcharge the thought; nor hope deferred shall hurt the heart. But—faded flower and fallen leaf no more shall deck the parent tree; A man once dropt by Tree of Life, what hope of other life has he? The shattered bowl ...
— Volume 10 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

... head of the screw along a piece of paper, a series of lines exactly a millimetre apart being thus indented in the paper. For measuring surcharges on such stamps as Natal, Straits Settlements, &c., this will be found invaluable, and also in the detection of forgeries—a forgery or forged surcharge very seldom being exactly the same ...
— Stamp Collecting as a Pastime • Edward J. Nankivell

... Executive information can yield. Considering the general tendency to multiply offices and dependencies and to increase expense to the ultimate term of burthen which the citizen can bear, it behooves us to avail ourselves of every occasion which presents itself for taking off the surcharge, that it never may be seen here that after leaving to labor the smallest portion of its earnings on which it can subsist, Government shall itself consume the whole residue of what it ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Section 3 (of 4) of Volume 1: Thomas Jefferson • Edited by James D. Richardson

... of his as they should find ready at hand, and get the keys of the Tower, and presently let forth Perkin and the Earl. But this conspiracy was revealed in time, before it could be executed. And in this again the opinion of the King's great wisdom did surcharge him with a sinister fame, that Perkin was but his bait to entrap the Earl of Warwick. And in the very instant while this conspiracy was in working, as if that also had been the King's industry, it was fated that there should break forth ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 8 - The Later Renaissance: From Gutenberg To The Reformation • Editor-in-Chief: Rossiter Johnson

Words linked to "Surcharge" :   undercharge, rack, wring, load, plume, single supplement, load up, laden, gazump, bill, gouge, fill, print over, charge, squeeze, fleece, overcrowd, show, fill up, extort, overprint, chisel, rob, cheat, lade, make full, pluck, rip off

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