charge-v; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: impose a financial obligation or pay a fee

Will I get charged for a second cup of coffee?
He charged them $30 for the rental.
I'll charge this to my Visa.
She charges $90 for an office visit.
They will charge the deceased's estate with the debts.
They were not charged to prison.

VerbNet: confine-92,bill-54.5
FrameNet: Commerce_collect
PropBank: charge.01,charge.04,charge.07
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 9, 12, 22

Sense Number 2: assign a duty; give over to for safe keeping

He was charged with supervising the creation of the new billing system.
She charged him with cleaning up the files over the weekend.
The court charged the jury with determining the guilt or innocence of the defendent.
The teacher charged the children with memorizing the poem.

VerbNet: equip-13.4.2
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20

Sense Number 3: blame for; claim wrongdoing against

He charged the director with indifference.
The subject was charged with murdering his wife.
The defense attorney charged that the jury was biased.
The tragedy was charged to her inexperience.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Notification_of_charges,Judgment_communication
PropBank: charge.05,charge.06
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 6, 7, 21

Sense Number 4: load or fill, esp. with an electric charge

Commentary: Includes: CHARGE UP Includes: Abstract uses.

Hank charged the wagon with hay.
You should charge your battery.
Starting with the spark gap set to 10,000 V, I charged the capacitor until the gap fired.
His speech was charged with self-righteousness.
The room was charged with tension.
He charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks.
He charged his gun in haste, hoping to get off a shot before the other hunters.
Sir Cadogan charged his shield with the family herald.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: charge.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8, 14, 16, 23, 24, 25
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
charge_up 1

Sense Number 5: rush at, (as if) attacking

He saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork.
He came charging into my office.
The car was charging down the street.
He charged his weapon at me.

VerbNet: run-51.3.2
FrameNet: Attack
PropBank: charge.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4, 17