top off

phrasal verb

Definition of top off 

1 : 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.

2 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.

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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