max out

maxed out; maxing out; maxes out

Definition of max 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 While Sunday temperatures will max out around 62 degrees, highs most of the rest of the week will be around 50. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2021 That’s actually normal for this time of year, when temperatures max out at 62-64. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Oct. 2021 Some 236,992 active-duty service members drew on the tuition assistance benefits, which max out at between $3,000 and $4,500 a year depending on the service branch, between October 2019 and September 2020, a Defense Department spokesperson said. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 The potent Cardinals passing attack can help all its receivers max out. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 21 Sep. 2021 By encouraging donors to max out in both the general and Nov. 30 runoff, Reed is building a sizable war chest for what his campaign likely envisions as the final battle. Chris Joyner, ajc, 20 Sep. 2021 Detroit is the first location in Michigan and under city regulations, the scooters max out at 15 mph.. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug. 2021 Some of the inland cities in eastern Washington and Oregon will likely max out in the 115-120 degree range. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, 28 June 2021 Until July 2020, claimants received l $600 a week in addition to of their state benefits, which max out at $362 weekly. Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of max out

1967, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Max out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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