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charge British & World English

Demand (an amount) as a price for a service rendered or goods supplied

chargé d'affaires British & World English

An ambassador’s deputy

in charge British & World English

In control or with overall responsibility

take charge British & World English

Assume control or responsibility

charge-cap British & World English

(Of a government) subject (a local authority) to an upper limit on the charges it may levy on the public for services

charge card British & World English

A credit card for use with an account which must be paid in full when a statement is issued

access charge British & World English

A charge made for the use of computer or local telephone-network facilities

baton charge British & World English

A headlong rush made by police officers with drawn truncheons, typically used in riot control to force crowds to disperse

charge nurse British & World English

A nurse in charge of a ward in a hospital

charge sheet British & World English

A record made in a police station of the charges against a person

point charge British & World English

An electric charge regarded as concentrated in a mathematical point, without spatial extent

prior charge British & World English

A class of stock or capital on which claims for payment take precedence over the claims of ordinary stock or capital

shaped charge British & World English

An explosive charge with a cavity which causes the blast to be concentrated into a small area

cover charge British & World English

A flat fee paid for admission to a restaurant, bar, club, etc.

depth charge British & World English

An explosive charge designed to be dropped from a ship or aircraft and to explode under water at a preset depth, used for attacking submarines

fixed charge British & World English

A liability to a creditor which relates to specific assets of a company

space charge British & World English

A collection of particles with a net electric charge occupying a region, either in free space or in a device

carrying charge British & World English

An expense or effective cost arising from unproductive assets such as stored goods or unoccupied premises

charge account British & World English

An account to which goods and services may be charged on credit

charge carrier British & World English

A particle which carries an electric charge

charge density British & World English

The electric charge per unit area of a surface, or per unit volume of a field or body

reverse-charge British & World English

Denoting a telephone call paid for by the recipient

satchel charge British & World English

An explosive on a board fitted with a rope or wire loop for carrying and attaching

service charge British & World English

An extra charge made for serving customers in a restaurant

shoulder charge British & World English

A charge made leading with the shoulder

floating charge British & World English

A liability to a creditor which relates to the company’s assets as a whole and may become fixed in particular circumstances (such as liquidation)

specific charge British & World English

The ratio of the charge of an ion or subatomic particle to its mass

lay a charge British & World English

Make an accusation

free of charge British & World English

Without any payment due

charge conjugation British & World English

Replacement of a particle by its antiparticle

congestion charge British & World English

A charge made to drive into an area, typically a city centre, that suffers heavy traffic

community charge British & World English

(In the UK) a tax, introduced by the Conservative government in 1990 (1989 in Scotland), levied locally on every adult in a community. It was replaced in 1993 by the council tax

destination charge British & World English

A fee added to the price of a new car to cover the cost of shipping the vehicle from the manufacturer to the dealer

priest-in-charge British & World English

(In the Anglican Church) an ordained minister who has charge of a parish but has not been formally appointed as its incumbent

curate-in-charge British & World English

Another term for priest-in-charge.

in charge in charge British & World English

In control or with overall responsibility

take charge in charge British & World English

Assume control or responsibility

conservation of charge British & World English

A principle stating that the total electric charge of an isolated system is fixed

Charge of the Light Brigade British & World English

A British cavalry charge in 1854 during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War. A misunderstanding between the commander of the Light Brigade and his superiors led to the British cavalry being destroyed. The charge was immortalized in verse by Alfred Tennyson

free of charge in charge British & World English

Without any payment due

Light Brigade, Charge of the British & World English

See Charge of the Light Brigade.

put someone on a charge of something British & World English

Charge someone with a specified offence

recharge British & World English

Restore electrical energy in (a battery or a battery-operated device) by connecting it to a power supply

chargeback British & World English

A demand by a credit-card provider for a retailer to make good the loss on a fraudulent or disputed transaction

charge something to in charge British & World English

Record the cost of something as an amount payable by (someone) or on (an account)

overcharge British & World English

Charge (someone) too high a price for goods or a service

supercharge British & World English

Fit or design (an internal-combustion engine) with a supercharger

turbocharge British & World English

Equip (an engine or vehicle) with a turbocharger


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