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verb British English pronunciation: max /mæks/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theymax
he/she/itmaxes
present participlemaxing
past tensemaxed
past participlemaxed

phrasal verb

max out

American informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theymax out
he/she/itmaxes out
present participlemaxing out
past tensemaxed out
past participlemaxed out
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    [intransitive] to do something with as much energy as possible, or to have too much of something, so that you do not want to do or have it any more

    We maxed out after three hours of playing video games.

    max out on:

    I guess I maxed out on pizza last night!

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