Definition of top up in English:

top up

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phrasal verb

  • 1top something up, top up somethingFill up a glass or other partly full container.

    ‘he topped up our glasses and filled his own’
    • ‘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.’
    fill, refill, refresh, freshen, replenish, recharge, resupply
    1. 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’
    1. 2.1Add credit to a pay-as-you-go mobile phone account.
      • ‘I topped up my account using a credit card’