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surcharge

1. a charge in addition to the usual payment, tax, etc.
2. an excessive sum charged, esp when unlawful
3. Law the act or an instance of surcharging
4. an overprint that alters the face value of a postage stamp

surcharge

[′sər‚chärj]
(civil engineering)
The load supported above the level of the top of a retaining wall.

surcharge

The vertical load applied at the ground surface or above the level of the bottom of a footing.
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Il faut eviter de surcharger une victoire sportive, tentation facile encouragee par l'illusion lyrique nee des ivresses des soirees de victoire.
gt; Significant savings due to limitation of taxes and surchargers.
They pledged that no extra charges would be introduced until a reasonable notice period had been given by individual surchargers.