overcharge overcharge  /ˈoʊ vər ˌtʃɑrdʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a price that is too high
  2. (v) rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  3. (v) place too much a load on

Usage(s):

  1. That'll teach that Chrysler dealership to overcharge Justice Ginsburg for that oil change on her Viper.
  2. The central location of these botes frees you from the trauma of dealing with Prague's cab drivers, who routinely overcharge foreigners.
  3. He and Parks Director Brinson still face a six-count fraud indictment for their original overcharge to the state.

News

  1. Pentagon: Boeing charged $13M too much for parts

    The Pentagon's inspector general says Boeing Co. overcharged its main part-buying unit by $13.7 million, relating to nearly 1,500 parts.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Boeing Found to Overcharge Pentagon $13.7 Million on Parts

    Boeing Co. overcharged the Pentagon’s primary parts-buying agency $13.7 million for 1,469 items after government personnel failed to negotiate “fair and reasonable prices,” according to the Pentagon’s inspector general.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. Mr. Bush replied, "It's not immoral to make sure that prescription drug pharmacists don't overcharge the system."
    on Mar 12, 2006 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  2. "Guy Carpenter orchestrated separate conspiracies over decades to overcharge those insurance companies to the benefit of the reinsurance companies that cooperated and to itself," Blumenthal said, estimating the broker received more than $80...
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: Forbes

  3. "George W. Bush is preventing entire nations from bidding on contracts in Iraq so his campaign contributors can continue to overcharge the American taxpayers," Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean said while campaigning in Iowa Friday.
    on Dec 11, 2003 By: Howard Dean Source: USA Today

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