Top out
Top out Top out (Building) To top off; to finish by putting on a cap of top (uppermost) course (called a

{top`ping-out" course}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • top out — ► top out 1) put the highest structural feature on (a building). 2) reach an upper limit. Main Entry: ↑top …   English terms dictionary

  • top-out — «TOP OWT», noun. the completion of the skeleton structure of a building being erected …   Useful english dictionary

  • top out — verb 1. give up one s career just as one becomes very successful The financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he was burned out • Hypernyms: ↑leave office, ↑quit, ↑step down, ↑resign • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • top out — UK US top out Phrasal Verb with top({{}}/tɒp/ verb [T] ( pp ) ► to reach the highest point in a continuously changing level that is about to start becoming less again: »House prices have topped out. top out at sth »Cash bonuses top out at… …   Financial and business terms

  • top out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms top out : present tense I/you/we/they top out he/she/it tops out present participle topping out past tense topped out past participle topped out if a rate or an amount tops out, it reaches its highest level… …   English dictionary

  • top out — reach an upper limit. → top …   English new terms dictionary

  • top out — record breaking demand, maximum requests, much demand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • top out (at something) — ˌtop ˈout (at sth) derived if sth tops out at a particular price, speed, etc. it does not rise any higher • Inflation topped out at 12%. Main entry: ↑topderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • top — Ⅰ. top [1] ► NOUN 1) the highest or uppermost point, part, or surface. 2) a thing placed on, fitted to, or covering the upper part of something. 3) (the top) the highest or most important rank, level, or position. 4) the utmost degree: she… …   English terms dictionary

  • top — top1 [täp] n. [ME < OE topp, akin to ON toppr, tuft, top, Ger zopf, tuft of hair, summit] 1. Obs. a) a tuft of hair b) the hair of the head 2. the head, or crown of the head: now chiefly in top to toe 3 …   English World dictionary

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