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 Second, the state might top up any reserve funds that were depleted during the pandemic. Arkansas Online, "Want some cash?," 10 Apr. 2021 The May 17 extension also means that taxpayers will have more time to fund or top up individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts for tax year 2020. Ashlea Ebeling, Forbes, "New Tax Day Deadline: Monday, May 17, 2021," 17 Mar. 2021 The bill authorizes the IRS to use 2020 returns and top up any payments if necessary later this year. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "When Are the Stimulus Checks Coming? And Who Will Get One?," 8 Mar. 2021 Around the same time, dozens of posh electric launches cruised silently along the River Thames in Britain, using dockside stop-offs to top up their batteries with electricity and their bars with champagne. The Economist, "Teslas making waves A new generation of electric motorboats take to the water," 17 Feb. 2021 The stimulus bill would extend two major pandemic programs for 11 weeks, as well as top up regular state benefits with an extra $300 in weekly jobless aid. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Unemployment aid: When would the $300-per-week benefit begin?," 26 Dec. 2020 Another of our favorite wine subscription services, Wine Insiders, is having a big 74% off sale, for anyone who wants to top up on their favorite wines ahead of the holidays. Lori Keong, SELF, "Every Single Cyber Monday Sale That's Worth Shopping This Year," 30 Nov. 2020 South Alabama is starting to zero in on some top candidates for its football head coaching opening, including a couple of the nation’s top up-and-coming assistant coaches. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Early favorites emerging in South Alabama football coaching search," 9 Dec. 2020 With the top up, two people can comfortably stand inside of it, out of the elements. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, "The Overlanding Holiday Gift Guide," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of top up

1937, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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16 Apr 2021

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“Top up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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