v. charged, charg•ing, n.
1) to impose or ask as a price or fee
2) to ask a price or fee of (someone):
Did he charge you for it?[/ex]
3) to defer payment for (a purchase) until a bill is rendered by the creditor:
to charge a coat[/ex]
4) bus to hold liable for payment; enter a debit against
5) to attack by rushing violently against:
The cavalry charged the enemy[/ex]
6) to accuse formally or explicitly (usu. fol. by with):
They charged her with theft[/ex]
7) law to instruct authoritatively, as a judge does a jury
8) to lay a command or injunction upon
9) to fill or refill so as to make ready for use:
to charge a musket[/ex]
10) elm to supply with a quantity of electric charge or electrical energy:
to charge a battery[/ex]
11) to suffuse, as with emotion:
The air was charged with excitement[/ex]
12) to fill (air, water, etc.) with foreign matter in a state of diffusion or solution
13) mel to load (materials) into a furnace, converter, etc
14) to load or burden (the mind, heart, etc.)
15) to put a load or burden on or in
16) her to place charges on (an escutcheon)
17) to make an onset; rush, as to an attack
18) to require payment:
to charge for a service[/ex]
19) to place the price of a thing to one's debit
20) spo (in certain sports) to run or skate into an opposing defensive player, esp. in such a way as to incur a foul
21) phv+inf charge off
a) bus to write off as an expense or loss
b) to attribute; chalk up
22) cvb +phv charge up
to agitate, stimulate, or excite
23) a fee or price asked or imposed:
a charge of six dollars for admission[/ex]
24) expense or cost
25) bus an entry in an account of something due
26) an impetuous onset or attack, as of soldiers
27) mil a signal by bugle, drum, etc., for a military charge
28) a duty or responsibility entrusted to one
29) care, custody, or superintendence
30) someone or something committed to one's care
31) rel a parish or congregation committed to the spiritual care of a pastor
32) a command or injunction
33) an accusation:
a charge of theft[/ex]
34) law the instructions given by a judge to a jury concerning points of law, the weight of evidence, etc., before deliberation begins
35) mel the quantity of anything that an apparatus is fitted to hold:
a charge of coal for a furnace[/ex]
36) a quantity of explosive to be set off
37) elm
a) the quantity of electricity in a substance
b) the process of charging a storage battery
38) sts Informal. a pleasurable thrill; kick
39) a load or burden
40) her any distinctive figure borne on an escutcheon
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME < AF, OF charg(i)er < LL carricāre to load a wagon carrus wagon (see car) charge′less, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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