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verb [transitive] top pronunciation in British English /tɒp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theytop
he/she/ittops
present participletopping
past tensetopped
past participletopped
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  1. 1
    to be better or more impressive than something else
    I don’t think I can top your fishing story.
    1. a.
      to be in the most important or popular position in a series of things
      top a bill: Topping our entertainment bill tonight is someone I know you’ll love.
      top a list/chart: The book is now topping bestseller lists all over the world.
  2. 2
    to be larger than a particular amount
    The costs for the project may top £50 million.
  3. 3
    [often passive] to cover something with a layer of something else
    top something with something: pizza topped with cheese
    be topped by something: hills topped by clumps of trees
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