charge

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noun
1 price asked for sth
ADJECTIVE
heavy, high
nominal, reasonable, small
minimum
fixed, standard
total
annual, daily, etc.
standing (BrE)

There is a quarterly standing charge.

additional, extra
bank (esp. BrE), commission, handling, interest
maintenance, service
delivery, shipping (esp. AmE)
admission, call, call-out (BrE), cover, hire (BrE), prescription (BrE)
VERB + CHARGE
impose, introduce, levy, make

We make a small charge for wrapping your gift.

waive

They agreed to waive the delivery charges.

incur

All changes will incur a charge.

pay
increase
reduce
reverse the charges (= when telephoning) (BrE)
PREPOSITION
at a charge

This service is available at a nominal charge.

for a charge

The hotel operates a bus service to the beach for a small charge.

charge for

There is no charge for this service.

charge on

a charge on company profits

PHRASES
free of charge (= without any charge)

The company will deliver free of charge.

2 official statement accusing sb of a crime
ADJECTIVE
grave, heavy (esp. AmE), serious
lesser, reduced

He was found guilty on a reduced charge of assault.

baseless, false, trumped-up
civil, criminal, disciplinary, felony (AmE), misdemeanor (AmE)
assault, conspiracy, corruption, drug (esp. AmE), drugs (esp. BrE), fraud, murder, etc.
VERB + CHARGE
bring, file, lay, level, make, pursue

Police have brought a charge of dangerous driving against the man.

drop, withdraw
answer, face

She is almost certain to face criminal charges.

avoid

The company has managed to avoid criminal charges in this case.

admit

He has admitted the murder charge.

deny, dismiss, dispute (esp. AmE), rebut (esp. AmE), refute, reject

The prime minister dismissed the charge that he had misled Parliament.

fabricate, trump up

He accused the government of fabricating the charges for political reasons.

investigate
settle (only used with charges) (AmE)

The company agreed to pay $20 million to settle insider-trading charges.

prove, substantiate

The charges will be difficult to prove.

dismiss, throw out

The court dismissed the charge against him.

CHARGE + VERB
allege sth

new charges alleging the misuse of funds

CHARGE + NOUN
sheet (BrE)

At the police station a charge sheet was made out.

PREPOSITION
on a/the charge

She appeared in court on charges of kidnapping and assault.

without charge

to be detained/held/released without charge

charge against

The charges against you have been dropped.

charge of

a charge of armed robbery

charge related to, charge relating to

charges relating to the embezzlement of public funds

PHRASES
bring charges (against sb), prefer charges (against sb) (BrE), press charges (against sb)

Many victims of crime are reluctant to press charges against their attackers.

3 control
ADJECTIVE
overall

The conductor has overall charge of the train.

personal

She took personal charge of the files.

sole

Stephen will take sole charge for the time being.

temporary (BrE)
VERB + CHARGE
have
take

We need somebody to take charge of the financial side.

place sb in, put sb in

John has been put in charge of marketing.

PREPOSITION
in charge (of sb/sth)

I need to feel more in charge of my life.

in sb's charge, under sb's charge

The child is under my charge until her mother returns.

4 sudden attack
ADJECTIVE
baton (BrE), cavalry

They were driven back by a police baton charge.

VERB + CHARGE
lead

Young people are leading the charge to clean up the city.

Allen led the charge, but could they get a goal back?

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verb
1 ask sb to pay money
ADVERB
directly
VERB + CHARGE
be entitled to, be free to, have a right to

Companies are free to charge whatever they like for their services.

PREPOSITION
against

Research and development expenditure is charged against profits in the year it is incurred.

at

Calls will be charged at 90 cents a minute.

for

We don't charge for delivery.

on

The bank charges a commission on all foreign currency transactions.

to

The cost is charged directly to the profit and loss account.

PHRASES
charge sth to sb's account

€50 will be charged to your account.

2 make an official accusation
ADVERB
formally
jointly (BrE)

The teenagers were jointly charged with attempted murder.

PREPOSITION
in connection with

A man has been charged in connection with the attack.

with

She has not yet been formally charged with the crime.

3 rush/attack
ADVERB
headlong
blindly
around, round (esp. BrE)

The children were all charging around outside.

in, out
PREPOSITION
at

I was worried that the animal might charge at us.

down

I heard the sound of feet charging down the stairs.

forward, into

She charged into the room.

out of, through, towards/toward

The rhino charged headlong towards/toward us.

up
Charge is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bank, ↑critic, ↑elephant, ↑indictment, ↑police
Charge is used with these nouns as the object: ↑battery, ↑cellphone, ↑commission, ↑defendant, ↑fare, ↑fee, ↑interest, ↑mobile phone, ↑penalty, ↑premium, ↑price, ↑rate, ↑rent, ↑royalty, ↑sum, ↑supplement, ↑suspect, ↑tax, ↑toll, ↑tuition

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