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

 

surcharge

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃɑːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃɑːrdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surcharge
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃɑːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃɑːrdʒ//
 
he / she / it surcharges
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃɑːdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃɑːrdʒɪz//
 
past simple surcharged
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃɑːdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃɑːrdʒd//
 
past participle surcharged
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃɑːdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃɑːrdʒd//
 
-ing form surcharging
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃɑːdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃɑːrdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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surcharge somebody (something) to make somebody pay a surcharge We were surcharged £50 for travelling on a Friday. 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’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: surcharge

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