top off

top off
verb
1. finish up or conclude
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They topped off their dinner with a cognac

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top the evening with champagne

Syn: ↑top
Hypernyms: ↑complete, ↑finish
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. fill to the point of almost overflowing
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She topped off the cup

Hypernyms: ↑fill, ↑fill up, ↑make full
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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top off [phrasal verb]
top off (something) or top (something) off
1 : to end (something) usually in an exciting or impressive way

We topped off dinner with dessert and coffee.

The band topped off the show with an extended version of their classic hit.

The victory tops off the coach's extremely successful career.

2 US : to fill (something) completely with a liquid

I added a little more coffee to top off the mug.

He stopped at the gas station to top off [=(Brit) top up] the car's tank. [=to fill the car's tank with gas]

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Main Entry:top

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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