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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: cap /kæp/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycap
he/she/itcaps
present participlecapping
past tensecapped
past participlecapped
  1. 1
    to say or do something that is better, funnier, cleverer, etc. than something good, funny, clever, etc. that someone has just said or done

    Every time I made a joke, Kim tried to cap it.

    1. a.
      mainly journalism to be a very good or very important event that happens at the end of a series of events

      His victory in the world championship capped a brilliant week's skiing.

      The festivities were capped by a presentation to all the committee members.

  2. 2
    to put a cover or lid on something

    It's a good idea to cap the chimney to prevent dirt from getting in.

  3. 3
    to set a limit on the amount of money that someone can spend or charge

    The interest rate has been capped at 7.5 percent.

  4. 4
    to attach a hard cover to a tooth to protect it or replace part of it

    She'd had three of her teeth capped.

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This is the American English definition of cap. View British English definition of cap.