charge1 [ tʃardʒ ] noun ***
▸ 1 amount of money to pay
▸ 2 when someone is accused
▸ 3 amount of electricity
▸ 4 an attack running fast
▸ 5 amount of explosive
▸ 6 someone you take care of
▸ 7 ability to cause emotion
▸ 8 instruction to do something
1. ) count or uncount an amount of money that you have to pay, especially when you visit a place or when someone does something for you:
You will have to pay a small admission charge.
charge of: There is a charge of $50 if you are over a week late with your payment.
charge for: There is no charge for using the library.
free of charge (=with no charge): The organization provides a range of services free of charge.
at no extra charge (=without having to pay any more): Breakfast may be served in your room at no extra charge.
2. ) count an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime:
charge of: They faced charges of conspiracy and murder.
charge against: The investigation resulted in criminal charges against three police officers.
press/prefer/bring charges (=officially accuse someone of a crime): In the end we decided not to press charges.
drop the charges (=no longer officially accuse someone of a crime): She was accused of shoplifting but the police later dropped the charges.
release someone without charge: He was questioned for six hours but released without charge.
a ) a claim that someone or something is bad or has done something bad:
charge of: How do you respond to these charges of racism?
charge that: The leadership rejected charges that it was insensitive to the plight of the unemployed.
3. ) count the amount of electricity that something holds or carries:
The proton has a positive electrical charge.
4. ) count an attack by people or animals running very fast toward someone or something:
Captain Walker led a charge straight into an enemy stronghold.
5. ) count an amount of the substance that makes a bomb explode
6. ) count FORMAL someone that you are responsible for and take care of:
She didn't like it when her young charges started crying.
7. ) singular the ability to produce strong emotions or feelings:
The issue still carries a charge in American politics.
a real-life tragedy that gave the movie a serious emotional charge
8. ) count AMERICAN FORMAL an official instruction to do something:
charge to do something: The department has given us a charge to work within certain parameters.
get a charge out of something AMERICAN
to enjoy doing something because it is exciting:
He got a charge out of seeing just how fast his new car could go.
in charge (of)
if you are in charge, you have control over someone or something and are responsible for them:
Who's in charge here?
The nurse in charge explained what the treatment would be like.
Philip's in charge of our marketing department.
put someone in charge (of someone/something): He was subsequently put in charge of the whole investigation.
in someone's charge
if a person or thing is in your charge, you are responsible for taking care of them:
She always worried a lot about the young children in her charge.
take charge (of)
to take control and become responsible for someone or something:
It was a great relief when Heather arrived and took charge of the project.
charge 2 [ tʃardʒ ] verb ***
▸ 1 ask someone to pay money
▸ 2 arrange for someone to pay
▸ 3 accuse someone of crime
▸ 4 run toward (to attack)
▸ 5 put electricity into
▸ 6 make someone responsible
▸ 7 fill container
1. ) intransitive or transitive to ask someone to pay an amount of money for something you are selling to them or doing for them:
charge for: Most health clubs charge extra for massages.
charge someone something (for something): You will be charged a fee for changing your ticket.
They charged us $24 for three drinks.
be charged at something: All calls are charged at $1.00 per minute.
2. ) transitive to arrange for payment to be made later:
charge something to someone/something: The flights were charged to his personal account.
Guests can make phone calls and charge them to their rooms.
a ) to pay for something with a CREDIT CARD:
I decided to charge it, since I didn't have any cash on me.
3. ) transitive to accuse someone officially of committing a crime:
Two men have been charged in connection with the fire.
charge someone with something: The police have charged him with murder.
a ) FORMAL to claim that someone or something is bad or has done something bad:
charge someone/something with (doing) something: U.N. weapons inspectors will this week charge Iraq with violations of the agreement.
charge (that): Republicans blocked Lee's nomination, charging that he was unqualified for the job.
4. ) intransitive or transitive to attack someone or something by running very fast toward them:
The colonel gave the order to charge.
The ushers panicked as angry fans charged toward them.
a ) intransitive to move somewhere quickly and carelessly:
charge into/around/down etc.: The door flew open and Penny charged into the room.
problems caused by semis charging down rural roads
5. ) charge or charge up intransitive or transitive to put electricity into a piece of electrical equipment such as a BATTERY:
The phone won't work if it isn't charged up.
6. ) transitive FORMAL to make someone officially responsible for doing something:
be charged with (doing) something: The company has been charged with maintaining our computer systems.
7. ) transitive FORMAL to fill a glass completely:
I would ask you all to charge your glasses and join me in a toast to Max and Sue.
,charge `up phrasal verb intransitive or transitive
same as CHARGE 2 5

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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