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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.


Synonymstop


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.


Synonymspeak


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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