English

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Etymology

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surcharge +‎ -er

Noun

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surcharger (plural surchargers)

  1. Someone who surcharges.

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French

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Etymology

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From sur- +‎ charger.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /syʁ.ʃaʁ.ʒe/
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Verb

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surcharger

  1. (transitive) to overcharge
  2. (transitive) to overload, overburden, overcrowd
  3. (transitive) to surcharge

Conjugation

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This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written surcharge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a "soft" /ʒ/ and not a "hard" /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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