max 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

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Those groups are capped at 256 people so theoretically one person could reach 1,280 users with a message before maxing out. Newley Purnell, WSJ, "Facebook’s WhatsApp Fights Fake News by Curbing Message Forwarding," 21 Jan. 2019 Babysitting blocks will max out at two hours and will come at an extra cost, though one that will likely be cheaper than comparable options elsewhere. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "The Wing's Next Big Idea: Childcare Services for Moms," 23 Oct. 2018 Adata says the read speeds on all of these drives maxes out at 520 megabytes per second, with write speeds up to 450MB/s. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Replace your slow hard drive with these $25 SSDs," 20 Sep. 2018 If Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have maxed out on the slickened Internet-girl trend, Baldwin’s leanings are a little punchier and a little more tomboyish. Zoey Grossman; Fashion Editor: Miguel Enamorado, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Baldwin Gets Candid About Fashion, Family, and Life In the Spotlight," 16 Oct. 2018 Instead, with his corporate credit line of $1 million almost maxed out and no revenue from nearly the last two months of work, the government shut down on Dec. 22. Neena Satija, The Seattle Times, "Federal contractors who lost health insurance during shutdown remain in limbo," 28 Jan. 2019 But if the national credit card has been maxed out, where does the money come from? John Steele Gordon, WSJ, "Why We Have So Many Shutdowns," 16 Jan. 2019 The previous Razer Blade Stealth maxed out at a quad-core Kaby Lake R Core i7-8550U with a base clock speed of 1.8GHz to 4GHz. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Razer's Blade Stealth gets a long-awaited upgrade to GeForce graphics and a Whiskey Lake CPU," 4 Dec. 2018 The good news: There are a zillion ways to eat pasta to feel fuller and promote weight management (even weight loss) that still max out on flavor. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The Healthiest Ways to Eat Pasta, According to a Nutritionist," 2 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of max out

1967, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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