at the top of one's lungs

Definition of at the top of one's lungs

  1. :  as loudly as possible She shouted at the top of her lungs.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the highest point, level, or part of something :  summit, crown

    :  a garment worn on the upper body

    :  the head of a plant

  1. :  of, relating to, or being at the top :  uppermost

    :  chief, leading

    :  of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. :  to be or become higher than :  overtop

    :  to be superior to :  excel, surpass

    :  to gain ascendancy over :  dominate

  1. :  a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

lungplay lungs
  1. :  one of the usually paired compound saccular thoracic organs that constitute the basic respiratory organs of an air-breathing vertebrate

    :  any of various respiratory organs of invertebrates

    :  a device enabling individuals abandoning a submarine to rise to the surface

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