top up

topped up; topping up; tops up

Definition of top up

transitive verb

British : to make up to the full quantity, capacity, or amount

intransitive verb

British : to replenish a supply

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Other Words from top up

top-up \ ˈtäp-​ˌəp How to pronounce top up (audio) \ noun, British

Examples of top up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Minutes after a vintage car show opened Tuesday night, Sam Johnson was putting the top up on his 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T to protect the original interior. Bob Chiarito,, 31 Aug. 2021 In fact, there is a large chunk of sellers who have full-time jobs and use Amazon to top up their income on the side. Omer Riaz, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Charging at this speed is surreal, as a 10-minute top up will add roughly 40% of battery. Ben Sin, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 It’s also one of the most luxurious vehicles in its class, with excellent noise control with the top up and a simple but richly appointed interior., 24 June 2021 Battery life is rated at up to 24 hours and it can be used to top up the charge on a smartphone. Brad Moon, Forbes, 12 June 2021 Short bursts of checking top up levels that have waned. Jodie Cook, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Alternatively, by popping the charging case on a Qi-compatible charging mat, the battery will top up in a couple of hours. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 5 July 2021 Residents top up their credit using an app and one of China's mobile payment platforms. Kevin Schoenmakers, CNN, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of top up

1937, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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Last Updated

13 Oct 2021

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“Top up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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