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top 1

1. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end: wrote on the top of the box.
2. The part farthest from a given reference point: took a jump shot from the top of the key.
3. The crown of the head: from top to toe.
4. The part of a plant, such as a rutabaga, that is above the ground.
5. Something, such as a lid or cap, that covers or forms an uppermost part.
6. A garment worn on the upper half of the body.
7. Nautical A platform enclosing the head of the lower section of a mast of a square-rigged vessel, to which the topmast shrouds are attached.
8. The highest degree, pitch, or point; the peak, acme, or zenith: "It had come at a time when he was not feeling at the top of his form" (Anthony Powell).
a. The highest position or rank: at the top of his profession.
b. A person in this position.
10. Games The highest card or cards in a suit or hand.
11. The best part.
12. The earliest part or beginning: She played the piece again, from the top.
13. Baseball The first half of an inning.
14. Sports
a. A stroke that lands above the center of a ball, as in golf or tennis, giving it a forward spin.
b. A forward spin on a ball resulting from such a stroke.
15. Slang One who penetrates the other person or is the dominant partner in a sexual encounter or relationship.
1. Situated at the top: the top shelf.
2. Of the highest degree, quality, rank, or amount: in top form; the top ten bestsellers.
3. In a position of preeminence: the top historian in her department.
v. topped, top·ping, tops
1. To form, furnish with, or serve as a top: topped the ice cream with jimmies.
2. To reach or go over the top of: The car topped the hill.
3. To exceed or surpass: The car's speed topped 80 miles an hour. Her performance really topped his.
4. To be at the head of: She topped her class.
5. To remove the top or uppermost part from; crop: topped the fruit trees.
6. Sports
a. To strike the upper part of (a ball), giving it forward spin.
b. To make (a stroke) in this way.
To make a finish, an end, or a conclusion.
Phrasal Verbs:
top off
1. To fill up (a container), especially when it is almost full to begin with.
2. To finish up.
top out
1. To put the framework for the top story on (a building).
2. To fill up (a ship, for example).
3. To cease rising: Interest rates topped out at 16 percent.
4. Informal To give up one's career just as one becomes highly successful.
off the top of (one's) head Informal
In an impromptu way: She recited the poem off the top of her head.
on top
1. At the highest point or peak.
2. In a dominant, controlling, or successful position.
on top of Informal
1. In control of.
2. Fully informed about: a senator who is always on top of the issues.
3. In addition to; besides: On top of this, several other benefits are being offered.
4. Following closely on; coming immediately after: Hail came on top of a violent thunderstorm.
on top of the world Informal
In a position of great happiness or success.
over the top
1. Surpassing a goal or quota.
2. Excessively expressive or dramatic.
3. Over the breastwork, as an attack in trench warfare: "a whole battalion, onto the beachhead, over the top" (Margaret Atwood).

[Middle English, from Old English.]

top 2

A toy having one end tapered to a point, allowing it to be spun, as by suddenly pulling a string wound around it.

[Middle English, from Old English.]
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top off

(tr, adverb) to finish or complete, esp with some decisive action: he topped off the affair by committing suicide.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: off - finish up or concludetop off - finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"
complete, finish - come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours" off - fill to the point of almost overflowingtop off - fill to the point of almost overflowing; "She topped off the cup"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
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1. The highest point:
2. The outer layer of an object:
3. The highest point or state:
Informal: payoff.
Medicine: fastigium.
4. The greatest quantity or highest degree attainable:
5. The superlative or most preferable part of something:
Idioms: cream of the crop, flower of the flock, pick of the bunch.
1. Of, being, located at, or forming the top:
2. Greatest in quantity or highest in degree that has been or can be attained:
3. Exceptionally good of its kind:
Slang: boss.
Chiefly British: tophole.
4. Preeminent in rank or position:
5. Most important, influential, or significant:
1. To put a topping on:
2. To be greater or better than:
Informal: beat.
3. To reach or bring to a climax.Off or out:
phrasal verb
top off
To put a topping on:
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w>top off

vt sep
(US) = top up
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She went straight to the church, slunk to the little pot of fat, began to lick it, and licked the top off. Then she took a walk on the roofs of the town, looked at the view, stretched herself out in the sun, and licked her lips whenever she thought of the little pot of fat.
You have eaten it all when you stood godmother; first the top off, then half of it gone, then '
Philip perched himself on the books, and the Vicar, having said grace, cut the top off his egg.
I'll try Jack's ranch awhile and top off with the Klondike and whiskey.
Everybody yelled at him and laughed at him and sassed him, and he sassed back, and said he'd attend to them and lay them out in their regular turns, but he couldn't wait now because he'd come to town to kill old Colonel Sherburn, and his motto was, "Meat first, and spoon vittles to top off on."
The Professor and I sawed the top off the stake, leaving the point of it in the body.
You observe that their last care was to fix up these shutters; they appear to have taken the top off the desk to get at 'em without standing on it; but the beastly things wouldn't go all.
'What name did they give the child?' 'Top off!' said the cat quite coolly.
First top off, then half-done, then--' 'Will you hold your tongue,' cried the cat, 'one word more, and I will eat you too.' 'All-gone' was already on the poor mouse's lips; scarcely had she spoken it before the cat sprang on her, seized her, and swallowed her down.
Five more towers are already in the lineup for completion in 2019-Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong; the 35-story Peza-accredited and LEED pre-certified office building Century Diamond Tower, a joint-venture project of CPG with Mitsubishi Corp.; and the luxurious office-residential tower Century Spire with amenities interior designed by Armani Casa and architecture by Dabiel Libeskind is scheduled to top off In April 2019.
Damosa Land Vice President Cary Lagdameo shovels cement to top off the construction of Seawind's Tower 4.
The other day I tried to get the top off a jar of pickled onions and it was impossible, even though I have strong fingers, and in the end I gave up and threw them in the bin.