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verb charge pronunciation in British English /tʃɑː(r)dʒ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycharge
he/she/itcharges
present participlecharging
past tensecharged
past participlecharged
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to ask someone to pay an amount of money for something that you are selling to them or doing for them
    charge for: Most clubs charge for the use of tennis courts.
    charge someone something (for something): You will be charged a small fee for food and lodging.
    They charged us £20 for three drinks.
    be charged at something: All calls are charged at 36p per minute.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to arrange for payment to be made later
    charge something to someone/something: The flights were charged to his personal account.
    Guests can make phone calls and charge them to their rooms.
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    1. a.
      mainly American to pay for something with a credit card
      I decided to charge it, since I didn’t have any cash on me.
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  3. 3
    [transitive] to accuse someone officially of committing a crime
    Two men have been charged in connection with the fire.
    charge someone with something: The police have charged him with murder.
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    1. a.
      formal to claim that someone or something is bad or has done something bad
      charge someone/something with (doing) something: The report charges cars with being responsible for half of the century’s air pollution problems.
      charge (that): Republicans blocked Lee’s nomination, charging that he was unqualified for the job.
  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to attack someone or something by running very fast towards them
    The colonel gave the order to charge.
    The security men panicked as angry fans charged towards them.
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    1. a.
      [intransitive] to move somewhere quickly and carelessly
      charge into/around/down etc: The door flew open and Penny charged into the room.
      problems caused by large lorries charging around country lanes
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  5. 5

    charge

    or

    charge up

    [intransitive/transitive] to put electricity into a piece of electrical equipment such as a battery
    The phone won’t work if it isn’t charged up.
  6. 6
    [transitive] formal to make someone officially responsible for doing something
    be charged with (doing) something: The company has been charged with maintaining our computer systems.
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  7. 7
    [transitive] formal to fill a glass completely
    I would ask you all to charge your glasses and join me in a toast to Max and Sue.

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