[tʃɑːdʒ] noun I
1) [C/U] an amount of money that you have to pay when you visit a place, or when someone does something for you
There is no charge for using the library.[/ex]
The organization provides a range of services free of charge (= with no charge).[/ex]
There's a small admission charge.[/ex]
2) [C] an official statement that accuses someone of committing a crime
murder/corruption/fraud charges[/ex]
In the end we decided not to press charges (= officially accuse someone of a crime).[/ex]
They faced charges of conspiracy and murder.[/ex]
The investigation resulted in criminal charges against three police officers.[/ex]
3) [C] a claim that someone or something is bad, or that they have done something bad
charges of racism[/ex]
The leadership rejected charges that its policies were not effective.[/ex]
4) [C] an attack by people or animals running very fast towards someone or something
5) [singular/U] the amount of electricity that something holds or carries
in charge (of) — if you are in charge, you have control over someone or something and are responsible for them[/ex]
Who's in charge here?[/ex]
He was put in charge of the whole investigation.[/ex]
take charge (of) — to take control and become responsible for someone or something[/ex]
Heather arrived and took charge of the project.[/ex]
charge */*/*/[tʃɑːdʒ]
1) [I/T] to ask someone to pay an amount of money for something
How much do you charge for delivery?[/ex]
They charged us £20 for three drinks.[/ex]
Phone calls are charged at 36p per minute.[/ex]
2) [T] to arrange to pay for something later
The flights were charged to his personal account.[/ex]
3) [T] to accuse someone of committing a crime
Two men have been charged in connection with the fire.[/ex]
The police have charged him with murder.[/ex]
4) [I/T] to attack someone or something by running very fast towards them
5) [I] to move somewhere quickly and carelessly
You can't just go charging into the meeting.[/ex]
6) [I/T] to put electricity into a BATTERY
The phone won't work if it isn't charged.[/ex]

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