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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surcharge \Sur*charge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surcharged; p. pr. & vb. n. Surcharging.] [F. surcharger. See Sur-, and Charge, and cf. Overcharge, Supercharge, Supercargo.] 1. To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon. [1913 Webster] Four charged two, and two surcharged one. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view, Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. --Story. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 3. To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]