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top1 British & World English

The highest or uppermost point, part, or surface of something

top2 British & World English

A conical, spherical, or pear-shaped toy that with a quick or vigorous twist may be set to spin

the top in top1 British & World English

The highest or most important rank, level, or position

spinning top in top2 British & World English

A conical, spherical, or pear-shaped toy that with a quick or vigorous twist may be set to spin

sleep like a log British & World English

Sleep very soundly

T-top British & World English

A car roof with removable panels

Top 40 British & World English

The forty most popular songs of a given time period

on top in top1 British & World English

On the highest point or uppermost surface

on top British & World English

On the highest point or uppermost surface

top-up British & World English

An additional or extra amount or payment that restores something to the level that is required

up top in up British & World English

By way of intelligence

up top British & World English

By way of intelligence

big top British & World English

The main tent in a circus

top gun in gun British & World English

The most important or powerful person in a particular sphere

top gun British & World English

The most important or powerful person in a particular sphere

out-top British & World English

Surpass in number, amount, height, or extent

pop-top British & World English

North American term for ring pull.

red top British & World English

A tabloid newspaper

tip-top British & World English

Of the very best class or quality; excellent

top ten in top1 British & World English

The first ten (or twenty etc.) records in the pop music charts

top out in top1 British & World English

Reach an upper limit

top ten British & World English

The first ten (or twenty etc.) records in the pop music charts

top out British & World English

Reach an upper limit

top dog British & World English

A person who is successful or dominant in their field

top-end British & World English

(Of a product) at the top of a range; high quality or sophisticated

top hat British & World English

A man’s formal hat with a high cylindrical crown

boot top British & World English

The part of the hull of a ship just above the waterline, typically marked by a line of contrasting colour

crop top British & World English

A woman’s casual sleeveless or short-sleeved garment or undergarment for the upper body, cut short so that it reveals the stomach

curly top British & World English

A viral disease affecting plants, especially beets and members of the gourd family, spread by beetles, particularly the beet leafhopper. Infected plants become dwarfed and have puckered, distorted foliage

drop-top British & World English

another term for drophead.

flat-top British & World English

A man’s hairstyle in which the hair is cropped short so that it bristles up into a flat surface

flip-top British & World English

Having or denoting a lid or cover that can be easily flipped open

open-top British & World English

(Of a vehicle) not having a roof or having a folding or detachable roof

screw top British & World English

A round cap or lid that can be screwed on to a bottle or jar

seal-top British & World English

(Of a spoon) having a flat design resembling an embossed seal at the end of its handle

shell top British & World English

A short sleeveless top, typically having button fastenings down the back and a simple shape with a high neckline

tank top British & World English

A close-fitting sleeveless top typically worn over a shirt or blouse

soft-top British & World English

A motor vehicle having a roof that can be folded back

top boot British & World English

A high boot with a broad band of a different material or colour at the top

top-class British & World English

Of the highest quality; excellent

top copy British & World English

The original typed or handwritten copy of a letter or document of which carbon copies have been made

top-down British & World English

Denoting a system of government or management in which actions and policies are initiated at the highest level; hierarchical

top edge British & World English

A shot hit into the air off the upper edge of a bat held sideways

top fruit British & World English

Fruit grown on trees rather than bushes

top-grade British & World English

Of the highest quality; excellent

top-heavy British & World English

Disproportionately heavy at the top so as to be in danger of toppling

top-hole British & World English

Excellent; first-rate

top kill British & World English

A procedure designed to seal a leaking oil well, whereby large amounts of a material heavier than the oil, e.g. mud, are pumped into the affected well

top-level British & World English

Of the highest level of importance or prestige

top light British & World English

A small pane above a main window, which typically opens outwards and upwards


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