max out

verb

Definition of max out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to reach an upper limit or a peak the car maxed out at 85 mph

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to push to a limit or an extreme; also :  to use up all available credit on maxed out the credit cards

1967

First Known Use of max out

1967

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