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Definitions of surcharge:
  • noun:   an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
  • verb:   charge an extra fee, as for a special service
  • verb:   show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given
  • verb:   fill to an excessive degree
    Example: "The air was surcharged with tension"
  • verb:   print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
  • verb:   fill to capacity with people
    Example: "The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards"
  • verb:   place too much a load on
  • verb:   rip off; ask an unreasonable price

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