Translation of charge in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (Law) (by prosecutor) what is the charge?he's being tried on a charge of murder¿cuál es el cargo or la acusación que se me ( or le etc) hace?¿de qué se me ( or le etc) acusa?to bring o lay a charge (of theft) against somebodyse lo juzga por homicidioto bring o press charges against somebodyformular or presentar cargos (de robo) contra alguiento drop chargesformular or presentar cargos contra alguien1.2 (accusation)retirar la acusación or los cargosExample sentences
- At his trial, on a charge of refusing to provide a breath sample, the accused was acquitted.
- Therefore, the traditional approach might be that he should face his trial again on a charge of murder rather than manslaughter.
- It is conceded that there was sufficient evidence to commit each accused to trial on a charge of second degree murder.
- 2 countable 2.1 (price) admission chargescale of charges is there a charge for the connection?precio de entradathere is no charge for the service¿cobran por la conexión?a small charge is made for deliveryno se cobra por el servicioel servicio es gratisfree of o without charge at no extra charge electricity charges are going up againse cobra una pequeña cantidad por la entrega a domicilio2.2 (financial liability)las tarifas eléctricas vuelven a subirExample sentences
- In both cases, large foreign banks will underwrite these borrowings and take a charge on its assets.
- A receiver can be appointed to a firm by a creditor, usually a bank, whose debt has been secured by a charge on some or all of the company's assets.
- Because of this decision, they will be taking a charge on the loss of its investment in its operations.
- 3 3.1 countable (command, commission) 3.2 uncountable (responsibility) See examples: who is in charge around here?the person in charge¿quién es el/la responsable?¿quién manda aquí?to be in charge of something/somebodyla persona responsableI was in charge of 20 childrentener algo/a alguien a su ( or mi etc) cargohe's in charge of production20 niños estaban a mi cargotenía 20 niños a mi cargoin the charge of somebody, in somebody's chargeestá al frente de la producciónto take charge (of somebody/something/a cargo de alguien
-ing)she took charge of the situationSarah took charge of the guests/of buying the foodse hizo cargo de la situaciónSarah se encargó de los invitados/de comprar la comidaExample sentences3.3 countable (somebody entrusted) See examples: a nanny with her young charges
una niñera con los niños a su cargo or cuidadoExample sentences
- That resulted in her losing complete control and the ability to care for the animals in her charge.
- Clearly, to Ray and Barbara, caring for the rare and precious birds in their charge is a lot more than a job.
- The majority of the teachers really care about their profession and care about the children in their charge.
- Lorimer believes the players' clubs have a duty of care to their young charges.
- Critics say a common theme has been the failure to exercise a duty of care for its young charges and a failure to crack down on bullying.
- Now the servants came and awoke her, ran her a bath, and set out her clothing for the day before departing to take care of their other charges.
- 4 countable or uncountable (Electricity, Physics)Example sentences
- The higher the value is the more electric charge can be stored, thereby indicating that a substance is superior as a condenser material.
- The flash circuit stores this high-voltage charge in a large capacitor.
- Sometimes, capacitors are used to store charge for high-speed use.
- 5 countable (of explosive) a charge of dynamite/gunpowderuna carga de dinamita/pólvoraExample sentences
- In addition, if things get really bad, an emergency button under a safety cover will fire explosive charges, which blow out the windscreen to provide an emergency exit.
- Apparently, they made their way into the basement, planted explosive charges, and detonated them.
- After shooting one aircraft down, the crew detonated demolition charges and set fire to the ship to prevent its capture.
- 6 countable 6.1 (attack) cavalry charge6.2 (in US football)carga de (la) caballeríaExample sentences
- This prompted the French to attack with a cavalry charge.
- It was McIntyre's ninth goal of the season and sparked the football team into a headlong charge at the Livingston goal.
- Chabert's regiment led a cavalry charge against the Russian onslaught and turned the tide of battle for Napoleon.
- 1 (accuse) See examples:to charge somebody
withsomething/ -inghe was charged with murderacusar a alguien dealgo/+ infinitivethe crimes with which he is chargedfue acusado de asesinatothey charged him with stealinglos delitos que se le imputan or se le inculpan [formal]los delitos de los que se le acusalo acusaron de robar
- 2 (ask payment) they charged him $15 for a haircutI was charged extra for the breadle cobraron 15 dólares por el corte de pelome cobraron el pan aparteme cobraron extra por el panExample sentences
- Much confusion exists regarding the tariff payable by the medical aid funds and the amount charged by the various service providers or institutions.
- By January, the billings department had yet to charge Bitton for services rendered.
- For the amount of money they charge for the ticket, the service should be much better.
- Subsequently, his bank discovered that the original cheque for $132,987.66 was stolen and charged this amount to his account on the grounds of ‘forged endorsement.’
- If he is correct, there may be no entitlement to charge the costs to the mortgage account, as the building society habitually have done.
- Someone sitting at a computer terminal charging bets to a credit card account is a case in point but this phenomenon is not limited to gambling on the internet.
- 3 (obtain on credit) See examples: she never carries cash, she just charges everythingto charge somethingnunca lleva dinero, lo compra todo con tarjeta (de crédito)/lo carga todo a su cuenta
tosomebodyto charge somethingcargar algo a la cuenta de alguien onsomethingshe charged the meal on Surecardpagó la comida con Surecard
- 4 4.1 (entrust) [formal]to charge somebody
withsomething/ -ingthe body charged with the supervision of the projectencomendarle aalguien algo/ que+ subjunctive4.2 (command) [literary]to charge somebody to +el organismo al que se le ha encomendado la supervisión del proyecto infinitive4.3 (allege)ordenarle aalguien + infinitiveor que+ subjunctive(American English)Example sentences
- He was also charged with the offence of disobeying a lawful order.
- He was charged with the offence of which he was convicted and at that time handed in a prepared statement.
- On no occasion has he been charged with any offence, has no outstanding charges and I strongly doubt that there would be any adverse record against him, at least at the national level.
- He also charged that the gag order was an unprecedented attempt to deny his constitutional rights.
- He charged that officers in construction were expected to enforce registration regulations to root out dubious contractors.
- Some charged that we were refighting a cultural war from the '60s.
- We are social creatures, and as well as taking responsibility for ourselves we are charged with the duty of looking out for our nearest and dearest.
- Every player is charged with the responsibility of making the performance an engaging experience for both the cast and the audience.
- The two teams were charged with the task of selling ice-creams in down-town Manhattan.
- 1 1.1to charge (
atsomething/somebody) (Military)(bull/elephant)charge!arremeter or embestir ( contraalgo/alguien)1.2 (rush) [colloquial] (+ adverb complement) he came charging down the stairs¡al ataque!she charged straight into mese abalanzó escaleras abajodon't all charge off at the end of the lessonse abalanzó hacía míno salgan en estampida al acabar la claseExample sentences
- The rest of the attack party charged, all shouting loudly.
- She reached for it but quickly moved as he charged once again.
- They were charging just as quickly, also blinded by chaos.
- But Drake recognized the tactic and jumped back the instant they met, recovering quickly and charging in once more.
- The Marines quickly began charging up the stairs, reaching the final level unchallenged.
- Much of the game can be made much easier via the use of stealth and sneak attacks, rather than charging forward.
- 2 (Electricity)cargarseExample sentences
- A large assemblage of tiny little storage batteries were charged up and gave a total, when they were all put in a series, of about a thousand volts.
- An electrical charging source couples to the first and second electrical connectors to charge the battery.
- Then at some point we might burn coal to supply electricity to charge batteries in electric cars.
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