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  • a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
    • this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains
  • heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  • an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
    • the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving
  • a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
    • the judge's charge to the jury
  • request for payment of a debt
    • they submitted their charges at the end of each month
  • the swift release of a store of affective force
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks
  • (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
    • Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge
  • financial liabilities (such as a tax)
    • the charges against the estate
  • a person committed to your care
    • the teacher led her charges across the street
  • a special assignment that is given to a person or group
    • a confidential mission to London
    • his charge was deliver a message
  • attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard
  • the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
    • the battery needed a fresh charge
  • the price charged for some article or service
    • the admission charge
  • (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny
  • an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • saturate
    • The room was charged with tension and anxiety
  • energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
    • I need to charge my car battery
  • cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
    • charge a conductor
  • set or ask for a certain price
    • How much do you charge for lunch?
    • This fellow charges $100 for a massage
  • attribute responsibility to
    • We blamed the accident on her
    • The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
  • instruct or command with authority
    • The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem
  • instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  • impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
    • He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
  • direct into a position for use
    • point a gun
    • He charged his weapon at me
  • provide (a device) with something necessary
    • He loaded his gun carefully
    • load the camera
  • place a heraldic bearing on
    • charge all weapons, shields, and banners
  • cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
  • lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  • pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
    • Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?
  • give over to another for care or safekeeping
    • consign your baggage
  • cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    • After the second episode, she had to be committed
    • he was committed to prison
  • enter a certain amount as a charge
    • he charged me $15
  • fill or load to capacity
    • charge the wagon with hay
  • make an accusatory claim
    • The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased
  • file a formal charge against
    • The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
  • assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
    • He was appointed deputy manager
    • She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance
  • move quickly and violently
    • The car tore down the street
    • He came charging into my office
  • demand payment
    • Will I get charged for this service?
    • We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights
  • blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
    • he charged the director with indifference
  • to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
    • he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork
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