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Top out   /tɑp aʊt/   Listen
Top out

verb
1.
Give up one's career just as one becomes very successful.
2.
Provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure).  Synonym: top.
3.
To reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity.  Synonym: peak.  "Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"






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"Top out" Quotes from Famous Books



... advance, admirably carries out this idea by locally stimulating the cambium cells. Dr. Morris's scheme of using white wax, besides regulating sap pressure, allows the actinic rays of the sun to stimulate cellular activity. Cutting the top out of the tree, which disrupts the normal circulation and throws it into the few lower limbs, besides stimulating the cells into activity, has apparently in a large measure accounted for the slight success that I have had. Other methods such as injecting some substance under the ...
— Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting • Various



Words linked to "Top out" :   leave office, resign, rise, hit, supply, provide, come up, uprise, crest, render, bottom out, peak, step down, go up, move up, arise, gain, make, furnish, reach, attain, top, quit, lift, arrive at



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