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Definition of surcharge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

surcharge

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃɑːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃɑːrdʒ//
 
 
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surcharge (on something) an extra amount of money that you must pay in addition to the usual price synonym supplement Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb): from Old French surcharger (from sur- and charge). The early sense of the noun (late 15th cent.) was ‘excessive load’.Extra examples A surcharge of €40 was added to our bill. The price includes the delivery surcharge of $15. There is a 2% surcharge on credit card users. There is a surcharge for excess baggage. a corporate tax surcharge
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