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British English: /tɒp/
American English: /tɑp/

noun

  • 1 (highest or furthest part)
    (of page, ladder, stairs, wall)
    (of mountain, hill)
    cima (feminine) punta (feminine)
    (of garden, field)
    fondo (masculine) capo (masculine)
    eight lines from the top at the top of
    (page, stairs, street, scale)
    sulla cima di
    (hill)
    in testa a
    (list)
    at the top of the building
    in cima all'edificio
    at the top of the table
    a capotavola
    to be at the top of one's list [figurative] to be at the top of the agenda [figurative]
    avere la priorità
  • 4 (upper part)
    parte (feminine) superiore
    the top of the façade, of the building
    la parte superiore della facciata, dell'edificio
    the top of the milk
    la schiuma del latte
  • 8 (Botany) (of vegetable) See examples:turnip tops carrot tops
    piantine di carota

adjective

  • 1 (highest)
    (step, storey)
    (bunk)
    di sopra
    (button, shelf)
    più alto
    (division) (Sport)
    (layer)
    (concern, priority) [figurative]
    in the top left-hand corner the top corridor
    il corridoio dell'ultimo piano
    the top notes (Music)
    le note più alte
    the top tax band
    l'aliquota imponibile più alta
    to pay the top price for something
    (buyer)
    pagare qualcosa al prezzo più alto
    “we pay the top prices”
    “massima valutazione”
    to be in the top class at primary school
    essere all'ultimo anno della scuola elementare
    to get top marks (School)
    avere o ottenere il massimo dei voti
    [figurative]
    top marks to the company for its initiative
    dieci e lode alla compagnia per l'iniziativa
  • 2 (furthest away)
    (field, house)
  • 3 (leading)
    (adviser)
    (agency)
    di punta
    (authority)
    (job)
    d'alto livello
    one of their top chefs, soloists
    uno dei loro più grandi chef, solisti
    it's one of the top jobs
    è una delle posizioni più elevate
    top people
    persone importanti
    (bureaucrats)
    alti funzionari
    to be in the top three
    essere fra i primi tre
  • 5 (upper)
    (lip)
    the top half of the body
    la parte superiore del corpo
    on her top half, she wore…
    di sopra indossava…
  • 6 (maximum)
    (speed)
    we'll have to work at top speed
    dovremo lavorare il più rapidamente possibile
  • 7on top of
    (cupboard, fridge, layer)
    (in addition to)
    oltre a
    (salary, workload)
    the car was suddenly right on top of me [informal] [figurative] to live on top of each other
    vivere uno sopra all'altro
    on top of everything else I have to do to be on top of a situation [figurative] (in control of)
    avere il controllo della situazione o avere la situazione in pugno
    to get on top of inflation
    dominare l'inflazione
    you can never really feel on top of this job
    non ci si sente mai completamente padroni di questo lavoro
    things are getting on top of her
    (she's depressed)
    si sta lasciando sopraffare
    (she can't cope)
    non ce la fa

transitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -pp-

reflexive verb forma in -ing ecc. -pp-

[informal]
  • to top oneself
    uccidersi, suicidarsi

Idioms

on top of all this, to top it all

(after misfortune)
oltre a tutto questo, come se non bastasse

from top to bottom

not to have very much up top

[informal]
avere la zucca vuota

to be over the top

[informal] (in behaviour, reaction)
essere esagerato

he's really over the top!

[informal]
è veramente esagerato!

to be the tops

[informal] [archaic]
essere il massimo

to be, stay on top

to be top dog

essere il capo

to come out on top

(win)
venirne fuori vincitore
(survive, triumph)

to feel on top of the world

to go over the top

(Military)
partire all'assalto

to say things off the top of one's head

I'd say £5,000, but that's just off the top of my head

(without checking)
direi 5.000 sterline, ma ho fatto un calcolo approssimativo, su due piedi

to shout at the top of one's voice

gridare a squarciagola

Phrasal verbs

top off

top off [something], top [something] off
(meal, weekend, outing, creation) with con
shall we top off our evening with a glass of champagne?

top out

top out [something]
celebrare il completamento di
(building)

top up

1to top up with petrol 2 top up [something], top [something] up
(tank, glass)
(battery)
(mobile phone)
may I top you up? [informal]
posso versartene ancora?

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British English: /tɒp/
American English: /tɑp/

Idioms

to sleep like a top

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