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1 charge /ˈtʃɑɚʤ/ verb
charges; charged; charging
1 charge
/ˈtʃɑɚʤ/
verb
charges; charged; charging
Learner's definition of CHARGE
: to give an amount of electricity to (something) : to put electricity into a battery so that a machine or device will run
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] formal : to give a job or responsibility to (a person or group) : to make (a person or group) responsible for something usually used as (be) charged usually + with
[+ object]
: to formally accuse (someone) of a crime usually + with
: to say that someone has done something wrong
: to say that a player has broken the rules in a game
[+ object] : to rush toward (a person, place, etc.)
[no object] : to rush in a particular direction
[+ object] : to create a record of an amount of money that is owed
: to ask for money in return for providing or doing something
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to ask for (a specific amount of money) as a price, rate, or fee
[+ object] : to ask for payment from (a customer, client, etc.)
2 charge /ˈtʃɑɚʤ/ noun
plural charges
2 charge
/ˈtʃɑɚʤ/
noun
plural charges
Learner's definition of CHARGE
[count]
: an amount of electricity
: the amount of an explosive material (such as dynamite) that is used in a single blast compare depth charge
[noncount] : the responsibility of managing or watching over something
[count] : an amount of money that someone asks for in return for providing or doing something : the price charged for something
Synonyms see: [1]price
[count]
law : a formal accusation that someone committed a crime
: a statement that criticizes someone or says that someone has done something wrong : an accusation or criticism
[count] formal : a person (such as a child) that another person must guard or take care of
[count] : a judge's instructions to a jury before it begins deciding a verdict
[count] : an act of running or rushing forward especially in order to make an attack
[singular] US, informal : a feeling of joy or excitement

in charge

: having control of or responsibility for something

reverse the charges

see 1reverse
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