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Definition 1: to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity - [verb of motion]

Samples where top out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929
  • Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million

Synonyms for top out in the sense of this definition

(top out is a kind of ...) reach a destination, either real or abstract

"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made it to the finish line" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

(... is a kind of top out ) reach a high point

"The river crested last night"

(top out implies ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Definition 2: provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure) - [verb of possession]

Samples where top out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the towers were topped with conical roofs

Synonyms for top out in the sense of this definition

(top out is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Samples where top out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he was burned out

(top out is a kind of ...) give up or retire from a position

"The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month" "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

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