max out


maxed out; maxing out; maxes out

intransitive verb

: to reach an upper limit or a peak
the car maxed out at 85 mph

transitive verb

: to push to a limit or an extreme
also : to use up all available credit on
maxed out the credit cards

Examples of max out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That means data speeds max out at 10Gbps rather than 40Gbps. PCMAG, 25 May 2024 According to the Fed, there is a direct line from consumers who have credit card balances, to those who max out their cards, to those who become delinquent (defined as an account that is 60 days or more past due). Jennifer Morris, The Mercury News, 27 May 2024 Audiophiles and those looking for a PCIe 5.0-capable M.2 socket need not apply, as Gigabyte's more basic audio implementation will disappoint, and the four M.2 sockets max out at PCIe 4.0 x4. Joe Shields, PCMAG, 25 May 2024 Comptroller candidates max out at $250,000 while council candidates can get no more than $125,000. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 22 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for max out 

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of max out was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Max out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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