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surcharge

sur·charge

surcharge

parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhr charj
definition 1: an added charge; tax.
a surcharge on luxury items
similar words:
extra
definition 2: a mark printed over a stamp that changes its face value.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: sr charj
inflections: surcharged, surcharges, surcharging
definition 1: to set an additional charge on; tax.
Cigarettes are surcharged.
definition 2: to charge (a buyer) too much for something; overcharge.
derivation: surcharger (n.)