top off

phrasal verb

topped off; topping off; tops off
: to end (something) usually in an exciting or impressive way
We topped off dinner with dessert and coffee.
The victory tops off the coach's extremely successful career.
US : to fill (something) completely with a liquid
I added a little more coffee to top off the mug.
He stopped at the gas station to top off the car's tank.

Examples of top off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And don’t forget to top off your meal with a chocolate sundae, served with decadent miso caramel and Urfa pepper. Briana Bononcini, Bon Appétit, 3 July 2024 Unfortunately, a tomato’s flavor often falls victim to modern refrigeration, year-round supply and even state-of-the-art farming practices, yielding tasteless, rock-hard fruit hardly fit to top off a burger or blend into salsa. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 Under $25 Looking to top off your cart with a small but mighty purchase? Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 Each one is topped off with fresh slices of strawberries that add a refreshing touch. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for top off 

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“Top off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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