overcharge

If a shopkeeper overcharges you, they ask you to pay too much for something. To overcharge isn't very honest, but it's not usually illegal either.

Sometimes it's obvious that someone is trying to overcharge you: if the taxi driver announces that you owe her a hundred dollars after driving a route that usually costs about twenty, you can call that a blatant overcharge. In other cases, you may not realize until much later. It's not uncommon for salespeople to overcharge tourists, for example, making them pay too much money because they don't know any better.

Primary Meanings of overcharge

1.
vn
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
a price that is too high
2.
v
place too much a load on
Full Definitions of overcharge
1

v rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Synonyms:
fleece, gazump, hook, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge
Antonyms:
undercharge
charge (someone) too little money
Types:
extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring
obtain by coercion or intimidation
bleed
get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
Type of:
cheat, chisel, rip off
deprive somebody of something by deceit

n a price that is too high

Types:
extortion
an exorbitant charge
Type of:
charge
the price charged for some article or service
2

v place too much a load on

Synonyms:
overload, surcharge
Type of:
lade, laden, load, load up
fill or place a load on

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