top out

phrasal verb

topped out; topping out; tops out
: to reach the highest amount or level and stop increasing
often + at
Interest rates are expected to top out at 15 percent.

Examples of top out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heater topped out at 96.6 mph and generated 26 swings and 11 whiffs, per Baseball Savant. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 27 May 2024 With a curve working in the low 80s, a slider in the high 80s and a fastball that topped out at 99.5 mph, Flores certainly lived up to the hype that landed him back at No. 10 on the Tigers’ prospect list this spring — and the stuff that might land him in the Tigers’ bullpen this summer. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 18 Mar. 2024 Suárez racked up an impressive seven strikeouts in three scoreless innings, averaging 96.3 mph on his fastball and topping out at 97.5. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 6 Mar. 2024 Several Indy-area chefs have been in the running for the best chef award in the Great Lakes region, but topped out in the 20-person semifinalists field. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Sanders’s plan starts at taxing $16 million in assets at one percent and tops out at an eight percent tax for assets exceeding $10 billion. Jerry Z. Muller, Foreign Affairs, 10 Dec. 2019 For millions of Texans, the mayhem began back on May 16th, when that band of extreme thunderstorms spawned winds topping out at 100 miles per hour. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 30 May 2024 As previously reported by ESSENCE, in 2022 multiple outlets highlighted that James agreed to a two-year extension to his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, a deal topping out at $97.1 million. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 29 May 2024 Ohio Players debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 upon its release on April 5, the Keys’ lowest mark since their 2006 effort Magic Potion topped out at No. 95. Spin Staff, SPIN, 25 May 2024

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“Top out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/top%20out. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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