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Masha*

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Russia: Russian
Hello :)

Here is something that has me puzzled.
This comes from one of Linda Howard's novels:

"I hear you've been talking"
The charge came from the foot of the bed. Andie opened her eyes, and hovered for a moment between asleep and awake...

(A patient (Andie) who lost speech as a result of trauma, suddenly began to speak. Her doctor is surprised. He says: "I hear you've been talking")

Why "charge"? In which sense is this noun used here? Does it mean "accusation? :confused:

Your help will be greatly appreciated
 
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