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charge vb. (various senses occur; the foll. are the less freq.)
1. to load, burden (fig.) H5 I. ii. 15, 283, Cæs. III. iii. 2 “things unlucky charge my fantasy,” Mac. V. i. 59 “The heart is sorely charged” ; to saddle with expense Wiv. II. ii. 173.
2. to call upon to give answer Mer.V. V. i. 298 “charge us there upon inter'gatories,” John III. i. 151 “To charge me to an answer.”
3. to level (as a weapon) Ado V. i. 139, LLL. V. ii. 88 “they That charge their breath against us.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 5.1
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