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English - English (Wordnet) dictionary (also found in English - Vietnamese, Computing (FOLDOC), French - Vietnamese)
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  • finish up or conclude
    • They topped off their dinner with a cognac
    • top the evening with champagne
  • be the culminating event
    • The speech crowned the meeting
  • cut the top off
    • top trees and bushes
  • strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
  • reach or ascend the top of
    • The hikers topped the mountain just before noon
  • provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
    • the towers were topped with conical roofs
  • be ahead of others; be the first
    • she topped her class every year
  • be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point
    • A star tops the Christmas Tree
  • pass by, over, or under without making contact
    • the balloon cleared the tree tops
  • be superior or better than some standard
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year
  • a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
    • he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent
    • they had the big top up in less than an hour
  • a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips
    • he stared as she buttoned her top
  • covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
    • he removed the top of the carton
    • he couldn't get the top off of the bottle
    • put the cover back on the kettle
  • a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
    • he got a bright red top and string for his birthday
  • platform surrounding the head of a lower mast
  • the greatest possible intensity
    • he screamed at the top of his lungs
  • the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat
    • a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth
  • the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit
  • the highest or uppermost side of anything
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted
  • the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • situated at the top or highest position
    • the top shelf
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