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The maximum: The car can seat five adults, but that's the max.
Maximally: We'll pay $250 max.
intr.v. maxed, max·ing, max·es
1. To reach one's limit, as of endurance or capability: The weightlifter maxed out at 180 kilograms.
2. To reach a point from which no additional growth, improvement, or benefit is possible: The salary for this position maxes at $65,000.
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1. the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
2. to the max to the ultimate extent
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to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally.
[1850–55; by shortening]
Cinemax (a cable television channel).
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n abbr of maximum → max.; to the max (inf, run up debts, fill up tank) → bis zum Maximum; enjoy life, live → in vollen Zügen; to go to the max (in partying) → die Sau rauslassen (inf); stressed to the max → total gestresst (inf)
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