1top something up, top up somethingFill up a glass or other partly full container.‘he topped up our glasses and filled his own’
fill, refill, refresh, freshen, replenish, recharge, resupply
- ‘He swallowed half of it immediately; sighing as it warmed his stomach, before topping the glass back up again and slowly putting the bottle away.’
- ‘With every handshake my glass was topped up with a nip of whisky and by 1am I was feeling rather wobbly.’
- ‘Neil Hinton, defending, said during the evening her glass had been topped up several times.’
- ‘He filled the canteen, drank half of it, and topped it up again.’
- ‘They fill their own Thermoses, top them up with coffee.’
- ‘She gave a chuckle and joined them at the table with a half cup of coffee, topping it up with milk until it was almost full.’
- ‘I woke to find Graham out in the garden carrying out some much needed maintenance on the fish pond, topping it up with fresh water and pulling out some weed.’
- ‘She drank almost half of it in one swig and then topped it up again and Mr. Hamilton didn't bat an eyelid.’
- ‘He used to take nearly empty marmalade jars, top them up with hot water, and put them outside the kitchen window to attract wasps away from the house.’
- ‘Somewhere between the boiler (at the front door) and the radiator in the bathroom, water leaks out of our supposedly closed system, so we have to top it up regularly.’
- 1.1top someone up, top up someoneRefill a partly full glass or cup for someone.
- ‘you have to wait for the waiter to top you up’
2top something up, top up somethingBritish Add to a number or amount to bring it up to a certain level.
- ‘a 0.5 percent bonus is offered to top up savings rates’
- 2.1Add credit to a pay-as-you-go mobile phone account.
- ‘I topped up my account using a credit card’
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