Share this entry

Share this page

undercharge

Syllabification: un·der·charge

Definition of undercharge in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈCHärj
 
/
[with object]
1Charge (someone) a price or amount that is too low.
Example sentences
  • He said he didn't really know how to go about setting prices, and he thought he might be undercharging his customers, perhaps by a substantial amount.
  • Managers of a well-known Dublin bar and bistro decided last month they were undercharging their trendy customers for sipping cappuccinos.
  • He hooks up with a grocery store cashier who undercharges poor people and steals food from the store to help her aging friend, a veteran of the Resistance.
2Give less than the proper charge to (an electric battery).
Example sentences
  • If the system is overcharged or undercharged with refrigerant, it will not work properly.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌCHärj
 
/
Back to top  
A charge that is insufficient.
Example sentences
  • ‘The developer in both cases had paid the agreed contribution and as a result the undercharge is uncollectable,’ he said.
  • Your letter mentions that checkers who undercharge are made to pay the undercharge and are also suspended from work.
  • This process does transfer ground rent from areas of overcharge to areas of undercharge.

Definition of undercharge in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words