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top something up

phrasal verb with top verb uk

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( LIQUID )

Add to word list Add to word list UK ( US top something off ) to add liquid in order to fill to the top a container that is already partly full : Would you like me to top up your drink ? top something up with something Mix together some lemon juice and sugar , then top it up with water . SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Filling and completing backfill box ticking brick brick something up brim fill jam occupy overcrowd overrun pack something/somewhere out permeate plug saturable squeeze (someone/something) in/squeeze (someone/something) into something stuffing suffuse supersaturated tank tie See more results »

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( MONEY )

to add more of something, especially money , to an existing amount to create the total you need: Students were able to take out loans to top up their grants . This is the easiest way to top up your mobile phone . top-up payments SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Augmenting and supplementing accrete accrue add add something in addendum addition bolt bulk up extension gain horizon incremental interpolate interpolation new tack something on tag something on transfuse weight write something into something See more results »

top someone up

phrasal verb with top verb uk

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to put more drink into someone's glass or cup : Your glass is nearly empty . Let me top you up. SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Filling and completing backfill box ticking brick brick something up brim fill jam occupy overcrowd overrun pack something/somewhere out permeate plug saturable squeeze (someone/something) in/squeeze (someone/something) into something stuffing suffuse supersaturated tank tie See more results »

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Movement of liquids
top-up noun [ C usually singular ] uk

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top-up noun [C usually singular] ( LIQUID )

the act of putting more drink into someone's glass or cup : Your glass is nearly empty . Would you like a top-up? the act of adding liquid in order to fill to the top a container that is already partly full SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Drinks - general words beverage blender caffeinated carbonated chaser craft fizzy flat flight glass hospitality hospitality tray ice cube iced refreshment shaved ice straw sundowner thirst-quenching weak See more results »

top-up noun [C usually singular] ( EXTRA AMOUNT )

mainly UK an extra amount of something, especially money , that is added to an existing amount to create the total you need: In addition to his student loan , his parents give him a top-up of £300 a month . SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Drinks - general words beverage blender caffeinated carbonated chaser craft fizzy flat flight glass hospitality hospitality tray ice cube iced refreshment shaved ice straw sundowner thirst-quenching weak See more results » (Definition of top something up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

top sth up | Business English

top sth up

phrasal verb with top verb [ T ] uk

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Add to word list Add to word list to make something bigger by adding to it: Although their life cover helps , she suggests topping it up to give extra protection . top sth up with sth He pays 3% of his earnings to the retirement fund and the employer tops this up with another 2%. top-up noun [ C, usually singular ] FINANCE UK uk

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extra money that is added to an amount so that the total is increased : The company has offered a top-up to all those who have paid into their pension scheme for more than 10 years . The government top-up comes at the end of the process , forcing people to save money in order to get the cash reward . top-up adjective [ before noun ] FINANCE UK uk

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used to describe extra money that is added to an amount so that the total is increased : Many universities charge their students top-up tuition fees . (Definition of top something up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of top something up

top something up The sample contained a large number of invalid and wrong numbers (over 20 %); therefore two top - up batches from consumer records were ordered to compensate. From the Cambridge English Corpus For purposes of our discussion we convert the expected value of the lifetime state payment into an actuarially equivalent monthly top - up . From the Cambridge English Corpus At the point of the second top - up order, a 10 per cent error margin was agreed with the sample supplier. From the Cambridge English Corpus So, for the poorest pensioners, any private income possessed is worthless - because, pound for pound, it reduces the amount of ' top - up ' received. From the Cambridge English Corpus Only ver y rarely has the underfloor heating been required in the kitchen beyond the morning ' top - up '; warmth from cooking proving sufficient. From the Cambridge English Corpus A much broader group of women (and even some men) would receive some top - up . From the Cambridge English Corpus In addition, a couple's children may also top - up their parents' accounts (and the funds revert to the children if the parents predecease them). From the Cambridge English Corpus The top - up enhanced the share won by small parties. From the Cambridge English Corpus There was also a top - up : the ten parties with the largest number of votes overall received two seats in addition to the number they won by constituency list. From the Cambridge English Corpus The top - up scheme does not apply to local authorities; it is only in the private sector that parents can top up the voucher. From the Hansard archive Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0 The local authority could in principle top - up the difference but has now refused to do so. From the Hansard archive Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0 The whole point of the scheme is that these will be top - up loans. From the Hansard archive Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0 From 1990, students' total resources in grant and top - up loan will continue to be reviewed annually. From the Hansard archive Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0 The top - up loans will not bear a commercial rate of interest. From the Hansard archive Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0 There is also a top - up to reflect the cost of translation services. From the Hansard archive Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0 See all examples of top something up These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. What is the pronunciation of top-up ?

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in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 注滿,加滿(未滿的容器), 金錢金钱… See more in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 注满,加满(未满的容器), 金钱… See more Need a translator?

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