on top

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on top

1 :on the highest part or surface of something
  • vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and a cherry on top
2 chiefly British :winning a game or competition
  • The team was on top after the first half.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : the highest point, level, or part of something : summit, crown

  2. : a garment worn on the upper body

  3. : the head of a plant

  1. : of, relating to, or being at the top : uppermost

  2. : chief, leading

  3. : of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. : to be or become higher than : overtop

  2. : to be superior to : excel, surpass

  3. : to gain ascendancy over : dominate

  1. : a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

  1. : place : locality

  2. : topology


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