Definition of top something off in English:

top something off

1Finish something in a memorable or notable way: the festive celebration was topped off with the awarding of prizes
More example sentences
  • The celebrations of the day will be topped off with an open air dance to the music of The Conquerors, from 12-2 a.m.
  • It's been a dream year and this just tops it off.
  • We topped the day off by going to see ‘Minority Report’ at Greenwich Cinema.
2US informal Fill up a partly full tank with fuel: check the fluid reservoir and top it off if necessary
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  • Make sure the station's generator is functioning (hopefully there is one!) and make sure the fuel tank is topped off.
  • Prior to the storms, all the generators had been tested at full load and all of their tanks had been topped off.
  • And when you do decide to go all the way with a full tank of gas, don't bother topping it off because filling past the first ‘click’ will create sloshing and allow the gas you tried to squeeze in to spill over and out.
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