Charge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃɑːrdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word charge
Brit.  |tʃɑːdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word charge
- an impetuous rush toward someone or something
- (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense (syn: complaint)
- the price charged for some article or service
- the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
- attention and management implying responsibility for safety (syn: care, guardianship, tutelage)
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- to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle (syn: bear down)
- blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against (syn: accuse)
- demand payment (syn: bill)
- move quickly and violently (syn: buck, shoot, shoot down, tear)
- assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to (syn: appoint)
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Examples

He set off a charge that destroyed the mountain.

He has charge of the building.

There is no charge for fixing the tire.

A delivery charge for the refrigerator

An admission charge at the fair

We tried to charge the car's battery.

The government charged that he had not paid taxes for five years.

It is not clear if he violated the rules, as his critics have charged.

The basketball player was charged with a foul.

The wire is charged with electricity.

The terrorists charged the bomb with an explosive substance.

The music is charged with excitement.

His poetry is charged with strength and feeling.

They charged him with the job of finding a new meeting place.

The chairman was charged with the duty of calling all future meetings.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: charge
he/she/it: charges
present participle: charging
past tense: charged
past participle: charged
noun
singular: charge
plural: charges
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