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Definition of max

to the max
: to the greatest extent possible

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max adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for max


maximum, most, outside


least, minimum

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Examples of max in a Sentence

The boat can hold a max of 20 people. at the max there will be 25 people at the party

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The Rev achieves a top speed of 24 mph—downright blazing compared to the approximate max 15 mph that Bird, Lime, and similar scooters reach on roads. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "The Boosted Rev Is an Absolute Blast," 11 July 2019 When faced with potential max offers from two New York franchises, Durant and Irving chose Brooklyn. Rob Mahoney,, "Brooklyn or New York? Knicks Made KD and Kyrie’s Decision Easy," 30 June 2019 Even though Durant declined the Warriors’ five-year, $221 million offer, the Warriors do not have enough cap room to sign another play to a max offer. Mark Medina, The Mercury News, "Kevin Durant to leave Warriors for Brooklyn Nets," 30 June 2019 However, the Warriors, the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers are all expected to extend max contract offers, according to league sources. Allen Kim, CNN, "Where all the top 2019 NBA free agents may sign this summer," 27 June 2019 But pushing your body to the max means recovery can be rough, and Cuoco seems to know that better than anyone. Samantha Lauriello,, "Kaley Cuoco Uses Painful Cupping and Scraping Therapies for Workout Recovery—Here’s What That Means," 27 June 2019 Seattle got the max five prime-time appearances in 2018 when the schedule was originally announced before the home game against the 49ers was later flexed out of Sunday night when San Francisco fell apart following the injury to Jimmy Garoppolo. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks mailbag: Debating Seattle’s late-game offensive philosophy," 4 Feb. 2019 The park seats 6,000, with standing room the max is 6,850. Dom Amore,, "As Tim Tebow Comes To Hartford, The Yard Goats Get Ready," 7 May 2018 Additionally, these tests all focus on 4K rendering, with each game's or test's settings largely cranked to max, as opposed to 1080p or 1440p. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Nvidia RTX 2080 Super hands-on: The result when AMD is out of striking distance," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of max

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of max

chiefly US, informal : the largest amount possible

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to move or obtain by small maneuvers

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