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  • v. to reach one's highest point
  • v. to quit one's career while at a successful time.
  • v. to complete construction of a tall building

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To top off; to finish by putting on a cap of top (uppermost) course (called a top`ping-out" course).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give up one's career just as one becomes very successful
  • v. to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
  • v. provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)


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  • I lift the glass top out of the “White Night” bottle and touch it to Svetlana’s wrist, then to mine, so we can both pretend that we are elegant and worldly, that we belong in the previous century, that we know something about privacy.

    A Mountain of Crumbs


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