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English verb: top out

1. top out (social) give up one's career just as one becomes very successful

SamplesThe financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he was burned out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)leave office, quit, resign, step down

2. top out (possession) provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)

SamplesThe towers were topped with conical roofs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. top out (motion) to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity

SamplesThat wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929.
Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

Narrower (hyponym)crest

Entailarise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Antonymsbottom out

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