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  • n  an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • n  (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    he was arrested on a charge of larceny
  • n  the price charged for some article or service
    the admission charge
  • n  the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
    the battery needed a fresh charge
  • n  attention and management implying responsibility for safety
  • n  a special assignment that is given to a person or group
    his charge was deliver a message
  • n  a person committed to your care
    the teacher led her charges across the street
  • n  financial liabilities (such as a tax)
    the charges against the estate
  • n  (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
    Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge
  • n  the swift release of a store of affective force
  • n  request for payment of a debt
    they submitted their charges at the end of each month
  • n  a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
    the judge's charge to the jury
  • n  an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
    the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving
  • n  heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  • n  a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
    this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains
  • v  to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
  • v  blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
    he charged the director with indifference
  • v  demand payment
    Will I get charged for this service?
  • v  move quickly and violently
  • v  assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
    She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance
  • v  file a formal charge against
    The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
  • v  make an accusatory claim
    The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased
  • v  fill or load to capacity
    charge the wagon with hay
  • v  enter a certain amount as a charge
    he charged me $15
  • v  cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
  • v  give over to another for care or safekeeping
  • v  pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
    Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?
  • v  lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  • v  cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
  • v  place a heraldic bearing on
    charge all weapons, shields, and banners
  • v  provide (a device) with something necessary
  • v  direct into a position for use
    He charged his weapon at me
  • v  impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
    He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
  • v  instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  • v  instruct or command with authority
    The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem
  • v  attribute responsibility to
    The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
  • v  set or ask for a certain price
    How much do you charge for lunch?
    This fellow charges $100 for a massage
  • v  cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
    charge a conductor
  • v  energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
    I need to charge my car battery
  • v  saturate
    The room was charged with tension and anxiety

  • No charge for the first checked bag ($25 for the second), and it's holding the line on the other freebies, like drinks and blankets, as well as still offering free meals like .
  • THE CHARGE Kerry lied to win his Silver Star.
  • A pilot project aims to upend the publishing industry, and help strapped students, by offering textbooks free of charge online.
News & Articles

  • Felony charge dropped against NDSU star linebacker
    A felony charge was dropped Thursday against North Dakota State University linebacker Travis Beck following his arrest last weekend.
    June 14, 2013 - News Channel 34 Binghamton
  • Take Charge Indy the comeback kid in Stephen Foster Handicap
    Take Charge Indy's performance in Churchill Downs' Grade II Alysheba Stakes six weeks ago is exactly the reason that WinStar Farm opted to race him this year after buying the colt's breeding rights.
    June 14, 2013 - Louisville Courier-Journal
  • Why Do Some Take-Charge, Affluent Americans Ignore Their Investments?
    By Hal M. Bundrick NEW YORK (MainStreet)--They are Americans of means, focused, taking charge of the important matters in their lives, but for them -- even with at least a quarter of a million dollars in investable assets -- investing is just not that important. In fact, they would rather read the label on a can of soup than talk with their advisor about the fees being charged in their ...
    June 14, 2013 -

  • Barack Obama in Trailwatch (blog)
    From the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort,Obama told reporters in his opening remarks.
  • Michael Bloomberg in The Chosun Ilbo
    It's the city where you can practice your religion and say what you want to say and be in charge of your own destiny,said Bloomberg. "And we're going to keep it that way. People from every corner of the world come here and live in the same...
  • Joachim Loew in The Associated Press
    This team will remain together,Loew said after Wednesday's 1-0 semifinal loss to Spain. "This team has very good players and many possibilities. No matter who is in charge, it will stay together. The team's development is not at its end,...

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