Meaning of top out in English:

top out

Translate top out into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1Reach an upper limit.

    ‘collectors whose budgets tend to top out at about $50,000’
    • ‘It starts at $20,395, and tops out at $24,590.’
    • ‘It tops out at approximately 100 kilometres per hour and a fully charged battery will only take you 80 km.’
    • ‘The price range starts at just under £18,000 and tops out at not much more than £21,000.’
    • ‘This observer's only question is that given the attendance figures, which topped out at about 2,500 on Saturday, if the event was to sell out in the next year or two, how cramped would it feel inside the compound?’
    • ‘It has not experienced negative growth, but its growth has been much slower - something like 1.5 percent - because its investment cycle topped out in 1997.’
    • ‘But the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said house price rises have slowed sharply following recent interest rate hikes and that northern price rises have topped out.’
    • ‘By night's end, the pot topped out at a mighty fine $100,000-plus for the cause.’
    • ‘Earlier this month, a chair failed to sell when bidding topped out at $62,000, below a prearranged minimum.’
    • ‘Jeans go for as little as $19.99 and top out at $49.99, but you can tell just by looking that they're the sort you'd buy on a whim ‘because they're so cheap!’’
    • ‘High-season room rates at these hotels start between $300 and $400, and top out at $3,000 at the Peninsula.’
    • ‘With wingspans topping out at nearly 8 feet, the aggressively territorial species is one of the world's biggest flying birds.’
  • 2top something out, top out somethingPut the highest structural feature on a building, typically as a ceremony to mark the building's completion.

    ‘most of the staff turned out to watch the reactor being topped out’
    • ‘Despite price tags that ran into the multimillions of dollars for a penthouse with views of the Santa Monica mountains, the downtown Los Angeles skyline, and the Pacific Ocean, all units were sold before the structure was topped out.’
    • ‘The building's topping out ceremony was carried out on Friday by Noel Ahern TD, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment & Local Government.’
    • ‘Building work on the New Farleigh hospice site in Broomfield reached new heights this week, with a topping out ceremony to complete the roof.’
    • ‘A topping out ceremony will be held at 4.00 pm on Thursday 25 March when a time capsule will be buried on the site to mark the building reaching its highest point.’
    • ‘On July 1, President Chen Shui-bin attended the topping out ceremony to see the last beam put into place.’
    • ‘The construction firm worker was invited to don dancing shoes to join performers at Newcastle's Dance City for a performance at a topping out ceremony for the theatre space, which he has been helping to build.’
    • ‘Congratulations and celebrations were in the air on Wednesday as Sir Cliff Richard came for the topping out ceremony at the Shooting Star Children's Hospice in Hampton.’
    • ‘All eyes were on Swindon's flagship hospital for the topping out ceremony of the diagnostic and treatment centre.’
    • ‘Coun. Richard Leese, who conducted the formal topping out ceremony, added: ‘We are very happy to see a name like Harvey Nichols in Manchester.’’