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verb [transitive] cap pronunciation in British English /kæp/ 
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I/you/we/theycap
he/she/itcaps
present participlecapping
past tensecapped
past participlecapped
  1. 1
    to set a limit on the amount of money that someone can spend or charge

    The Department of the Environment is capping local authorities' spending.

    The interest rate has been capped at 7.5 per cent.

  2. 2
    British to give a player a place in a country's team for an international match in football, rugby, or cricket

    Rix was capped for England 17 times.

    He has now become Brazil's most capped goalkeeper.

  3. 3
    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.

  4. 5
    to put a cover or lid on something

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

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