charge at

charge at (someone or something)

To aggressively rush toward someone or something, as to attack. The crowd gasped as the bull charged at the matador. When that obnoxious guy charged at me, I ducked, and he ended up punching the wall.
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charge at someone or something

to move quickly forward to attack someone or something. The elephant charged at the hunter. I was afraid that the water buffalo was going to charge our vehicle.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"I had no intention of fighting to-day, sir; I was charged, indeed, with a mission to the cardinal and had set out for Rueil, when, seeing Monsieur de Chatillon charge, an invincible desire possessed me to charge at his side.
But I hope," he said, "that all three don't charge at once."
Cramlington Health Centre, Forum Way, Cramlington: No charge at the moment but changes are being considered.
The new data from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va., reveal a slight positive charge at the neutron's center and a slight negative charge at its surface.
While the price control on ATM fees (setting the transaction charge at a maximum of $0.00) is doomed to fail for consumers, it is almost guaranteed to succeed for consumer advocates.
Like poles on a magnet, the negative charge at the bottom of the thundercloud and the positive charge of the ground are attracted to each other.
Of those institutions that levied a fee, the average charge at banks in 1993 was less than half of the charge for NSF checks, while it was about half of the NSF charge at savings associations.