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top up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to raise the level of (a liquid, powder, etc) in (a container), usually bringing it to the brim of the container: top up the sugar in those bowls.
2. (Banking & Finance)
a. to increase the benefits from (an insurance scheme), esp to increase a pension when a salary rise enables higher premiums to be paid
b. to add money to (a loan, bank account, etc) in order to keep it at a constant or acceptable level
a. an amount added to something in order to raise it to or maintain it at a desired level
b. (as modifier): a top-up loan; a top-up policy.
4. Brit an amount added to the level of a drink, usually bringing it to the brim of the container
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vt sep (Brit) glass, battery, tank, accountauffüllen; pension, incomeergänzen; to top up the oilÖl nachfüllen; can I top you up? (inf)darf ich dir nachschenken?


(top) noun
1. the highest part of anything. the top of the hill; the top of her head; The book is on the top shelf.
2. the position of the cleverest in a class etc. He's at the top of the class.
3. the upper surface. the table-top.
4. a lid. I've lost the top to this jar; a bottle-top.
5. a (woman's) garment for the upper half of the body; a blouse, sweater etc. I bought a new skirt and top.
having gained the most marks, points etc, eg in a school class. He's top (of the class) again.
verbpast tense, past participle topped
1. to cover on the top. She topped the cake with cream.
2. to rise above; to surpass. Our exports have topped $100,000.
3. to remove the top of.
ˈtopless adjective
1. having no top.
2. very high.
ˈtopping noun
something that forms a covering on top of something, especially food. a tart with a topping of cream.
top hat (ˈtopə) abbreviation ( topper )
a man's tall hat, worn as formal dress.
ˌtop-ˈheavy adjective
having the upper part too heavy for the lower. That pile of books is top-heavy – it'll fall over!
ˌtop-ˈsecret adjective
very secret.
at the top of one's voice
very loudly. They were shouting at the top(s) of their voices.
be/feel etc on top of the world
to feel very well and happy. She's on top of the world – she's just got engaged to be married.
from top to bottom
completely. They've painted the house from top to bottom.
the top of the ladder/tree
the highest point in one's profession.
top up
to fill (a cup etc that has been partly emptied) to the top. Let me top up your glass/drink.
References in periodicals archive ?
BUS users in Newport will be able to top up their Newport Bus smartcards when getting on the bus from July 2.
The companies are now urging customers to top up only through official channels: PayPoint or Payzone and the Post Office.
Earlier this year, Linda O'Boyle, 64, died from bowel cancer after fighting to top up NHS treatment with medicine she had purchased.
Top up your Woolwich account now to get your maximum share hand- out.
Only half of parents plan to top up their offspring's Child Trust Fund, with nearly two-thirds paying in less than pounds 200 a year, according to new figures.