"charge" in the noun sense
an impetuous rush toward someone or something
"the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"
"the battle began with a cavalry charge"
2. charge, complaint
criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
"he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
the price charged for some article or service
"the admission charge"
4. charge, electric charge
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"
5. care, charge, tutelage, guardianship
attention and management implying responsibility for safety
"he is in the care of a bodyguard"
6. mission, charge, commission
a special assignment that is given to a person or group
"a confidential mission to London"
"his charge was deliver a message"
a person committed to your care
"the teacher led her charges across the street"
financial liabilities (such as a tax
"the charges against the estate"
9. cathexis, charge
psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
"Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
10. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick
the swift release of a store of affective force
"they got a great bang out of it"
"what a boot!"
"he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"
"he does it for kicks"
11. charge, billing
request for payment of a debt
"they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
12. commission, charge, direction
a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
"the judge's charge to the jury"
13. accusation, charge
an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
"the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
14. charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing
heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
15. charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge
a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
"this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
"charge" in the verb sense
1. charge, bear down
to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
"he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
2. charge, accuse
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
"he charged the director with indifference"
3. charge, bill
"Will I get charged for this service?"
"We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
4. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck
move quickly and violently
"The car tore down the street"
"He came charging into my office"
5. appoint, charge
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
"He was appointed deputy manager"
"She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
6. charge, lodge, file
file a formal charge against
"The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
make an accusatory claim
"The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
fill or load to capacity
"charge the wagon with hay"
enter a certain amount as a charge
"he charged me $15"
10. commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge
cause to be admitted of persons to an institution
"After the second episode, she had to be committed"
"he was committed to prison"
11. consign, charge
give over to another for care or safekeeping
"consign your baggage"
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?"
lie down on command, of hunting dogs
14. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
place a heraldic bearing on
"charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
16. load, charge
provide (a device) with something necessary
"He loaded his gun carefully"
"load the camera"
17. charge, level, point
direct into a position for use
"point a gun"
"He charged his weapon at me"
18. charge, saddle, burden
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
instruct or command with authority
"The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
21. blame, charge
attribute responsibility to
"We blamed the accident on her"
"The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
set or ask for a certain price
"How much do you charge for lunch?"
"This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
"charge a conductor"
energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
"I need to charge my car battery"
"The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
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