max out

verb
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of max out

: to reach an upper limit or a peak
  • the car maxed out at 85 mph
: to push to a limit or an extreme; also : to use up all available credit on
  • maxed out the credit cards

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First Known Use of max out

1967

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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