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- (transitive & intransitive) When you charge someone money, you ask them to pay the money for something that you have done for them or sold to them.
- We charge ten cents a page for copying.
- The shop charged me $5 to deliver the pizza.
- The law doesn't limit the size of fees banks can charge.
- The price the hotel charges is just too expensive.
- (transitive) When the police charge someone with a crime, they officially say that the person did something illegal.
- Synonym: blame
- A short time later, police arrested the man and charged him with murder.
- Many of the people in jail have not been charged with crimes.
- (intransitive) If you charge that something is wrong, you say it is.
- Synonym: blame
- Many critics charge that our schools are not doing a good job.
- (transitive) When you charge something at a store, you put it on credit.
- (transitive & intransitive) When you charge at a thing, you run toward it.
- Synonym: attack
- The bull charged the man walking in the field.
- (transitive & intransitive) When you charge (up) a battery, or when you charge (up) something that has a battery, you put electrical energy into it to be stored.
- Oh no! I forgot to charge up the camera and the batteries are dead.
- I don't want to leave the house right now, because my cell phone is charging.
- (countable) A charge is a claim the somebody has done something wrong or illegal, especially a claim by police.
- He says charges against his son are false.
- The police have filed criminal charges against the company.
- They will ask the judge to drop the murder charge against Sutherland.
- Jowdy denied the charges of lying.
- (countable) A charge for something is the price of the thing. It often it is for a service or fee for a period of time.
- The charge for having an item shipped varies according to the weight.
- The charge each month for the phone service is fifty dollars.
- The university agreed to let them use the space free of charge.
- Credit card companies must list the fees and interest charges separately on your monthly bill.
- Do you want to put that on your charge card?
- (countable) If someone is in charge of something, they are responsible for it.
- Josh is in charge of buying drinks for the party.
- He took good care of the children in his charge.
- (countable) If someone leads the charge, they are working hard to make some kind of change.
- Amazon.com led the charge in making electronic books popular.
- These are the workers who have led the charge for employer-paid health care.
- Teachers have led the charge against the new tests.
- (countable) Your charge is the person that you are responsible for, often a child.
- Synonym: responsibility
- The teacher smiled at his young charges.
- (countable) A charge is a movement towards somebody to attack them.
- Synonym: attack
- Moriarity then led the charge that pushed Bishop out the door into a hallway.
- The game ends with the Eagles fighting off a late charge by the Potomac Braves to win, 63-59.
- (countable) A charge is the amount of electrical energy that something holds.
- And once you've used up the electric charge, your electric car stops working.
- The batteries will slowly lose their charge.
- (countable) A charge is the explosive in a gun or a bomb.
- When the charge exploded, there was a large hole in the wall.