o·ver·charge • v. / ˌōvərˈchärj/ [tr.] 1. charge (someone) too high a price for goods or a service: that makes it easy for wheeler-dealers to overcharge customers. ∎ charge someone (a sum) beyond the correct amount: the company overcharged the government $3 million. 2. put too much electric charge into (a battery). ∎ put exaggerated or excessive detail into (a text or work of art): the scenes are overcharged.• n. / ˈōvərˌchärj/ an excessive charge for goods or a service.