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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·charge /ˈsɝˌʧɑrʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·charge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surcharged p. pr. & vb. n. Surcharging ]
 1. To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.
    Four charged two, and two surcharged one.   --Spenser.
 Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view,
 Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew.   --Dryden.
 2. Law (a) To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone. (b) Equity To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given.
 3. To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·charge, n.
 1. An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne.
    A numerous nobility causeth poverty and inconvenience in a state, for it is surcharge of expense.   --Bacon.
 2. Law (a) The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to. (b) Equity The showing an omission, as in an account, for which credit ought to have been given.
 3. Railroads A charge over the usual or legal rates.
 4.  Something printed or written on a postage stamp to  give it a new legal effect, as a new valuation, a place, a date, etc.; also (Colloq.), a stamp with a surcharge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as
          a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or
          common skill)
      v 1: charge an extra fee, as for a special service
      2: rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: overcharge, soak,
          gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook]
         [ant: undercharge]
      3: fill to capacity with people; "The air raids had surcharged
         the emergency wards"
      4: print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
      5: fill to an excessive degree; "The air was surcharged with
      6: place too much a load on; "don't overload the car" [syn: overload,
      7: show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to
         have been given