There are 3 translations of top in Spanish:

top1

Pronunciation: /tɑːp; tɒp/

n

  • 1 1.1 (highest part) parte (f) superior or de arriba; (of mountain) cima (f), cumbre (f), cúspide (f); (of tree) copa (f); (of page) parte (f) superior; (of head) coronilla (f); (of wave) cresta (f) from top to bottom de arriba abajo from top to toe de pies a cabeza he was standing at the top of the ladder/stairs estaba en lo alto de la escalera a room at the top of the house una habitación en el último piso his name is at the top of the list su nombre es el primero de la lista or encabeza la lista he jumped from the top of the building se tiró desde el último piso ( or la azotea etc) del edificio at the top of one's voice a voz en cuello or en grito, a grito pelado [familiar/colloquial] off the top of one's head I can't think of any of them off the top of my head no se me ocurre ninguno en este momento talking off the top of my head I'd say between 5,000 and 6,000 a ojo de buen cubero te diría que entre 5.000 y 6.000 to be at the top of the tree estar* en la cúspide 1.2 (BrE) (of bed, table) cabecera (f); (of road) final (m)
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    • I looked up towards the top of the road and saw a silver Mercedes haring down.
    • Even worse, because it is a wide pavement they will use this and drive straight up to the top of the road irrespective of pedestrians.
    • Apparently someone out there beyond the top of Morningside Road wants to demutualise the whole thing.
    1.3 (highest rank, position) he's/she's top of the class es el primero/la primera de la clase she came top of the class in English sacó la mejor nota de la clase en inglés our team reached the top of the league nuestro equipo se colocó a la cabeza de la liga their record is (at the) top of the charts su disco es el número uno de la lista de éxitos he worked his way to the top se abrió camino hasta la cima de su profesión there are going to be changes at the top va a haber cambios en los estratos más altos
  • 2 2.1 (upper part) the table has a marble top el tablero de la mesa es de mármol the top of the milk (BrE) crema que se acumula en el cuello de la botella de leche I get 25% off the top (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] me llevo el 25% de los beneficios brutos to float/rise to the top salir* a la superficie he's very pleasant, but he hasn't got much up top [colloquial/familiar] es muy agradable, pero un poco corto de luces [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (rim, edge) borde (m) fill the glass to the very top llena el vaso hasta el borde she peered at me over the top of her glasses me miró por encima de los anteojos
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    • I feel a few gentle taps on the top of my head, and look up to see a man looking down at me.
    • The redhead was more composed, sitting cross-legged in a way that only just allowed the kilt to cover the tops of her thighs, hands in her lap to prevent me getting a better view.
    • He tugged his hat down, covering the tops of his ears and his eyebrows.
    2.3 [Clothing] a blue top to match the skirt una blusa ( or un suéter or un top etc) que haga juego con la falda the bikini top la parte de arriba del bikini the dress has a patterned top el cuerpo del vestido es estampado
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    • They were both wearing short skirts and halter tops.
    • Every body shape imaginable was squeezed into super short skirts and super tight tops with plunging necklines.
    • Jersey makes a big comeback this season in tops, skirts and trousers.
    2.4 (of carrots etc) hojas (fpl); (of green beans etc) rabillo (m)
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    • Be sure to pinch back the flowering tops of basil plants to keep them from going to seed too early in the season.
    • Marijuana or marihuana is a drug obtained from the flowering tops, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant (cannabis sativa).
    • When the tops of the carrots grow thicker, thin them to about two to three inches apart.
  • 3on top (as adv) encima, arriba take the one on top toma el/la de encima or arriba with a cherry on top con una cereza encima or arriba there's VAT on top además or encima hay que agregarle el IVA he can't stay on top for ever no puede ser siempre el primero he's getting a bit thin on top [colloquial/familiar] se está quedando calvo or (AmC, Méx) [familiar/colloquial] pelón or (CS) [familiar/colloquial] pelado to come out on top salir* ganando
  • 4on top of (as prep) encima de on top of the piano encima del piano the chalet is built on top of a hill el chalet está en la cima or en lo alto de una colina the tent collapsed on top of us la tienda se nos cayó encima you don't see it until it's right on top of you uno no lo ve hasta que no lo tiene encima we'd be living right on top of each other acabaríamos los unos encima de los otros, viviríamos todos amontonados on top of this you have to pay … además or encima tienes que pagar … it's just been one thing on top of another ha sido una cosa detrás de otra or una cosa tras otra he's always on top of his work siempre tiene el trabajo al día I feel more on top of things now ahora me siento más seguro they finally managed to get on top of the situation al final consiguieron controlar la situación don't let things get on top of you no dejes que las preocupaciones te abrumen to feel on top of the world estar* contentísimo and on top of it all o on top of all that, she lost her job y encima or para colmo or como si esto fuera poco, se quedó sin trabajo
  • 5over the top 5.1 (exaggerated) [colloquial/familiar] the costumes were way over the top los trajes eran una exageración I feel she went rather over the top in her recommendations creo que se pasó un poco con sus consejos [familiar/colloquial] 5.2 (before n) over-the-top exagerado, desmesurado [outfit] extravagante
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    • Results from Vodafone's mobile phone recycling scheme show that Sligo and Cork are tops when it comes to mobile phone recycling.
    • Cork Harlequins are rated tops in the country for they have a sweet balance of skill and power in their team.
  • 6 6.1 (cover, cap — of jar, box) tapa (f), tapón (m) (Esp) ; (— of bottle) tapa (f); (— of pen) capuchón (m), capucha (f) to blow one's top [colloquial/familiar] explotar [familiar/colloquial], ponerse* como una fiera [familiar/colloquial] 6.2 (car roof) capota (f)
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    • Beer bottle tops will do nicely, if you can't bring yourself to use your Royal College cuff links or the earrings you bought on your most recent trip to Monte Carlo.
    • Stopper corks with plastic tops are used for some wines, particularly fortified wines and some sweet wines, a single bottle of which may be consumed over an extended period.
    • He opened his own can with a hiss of escaping gas as Crystal removed the top of her water bottle.
  • 7top (gear) (BrE) to go into/be in top (gear) meter la/estar* en directa
  • 9
    (tops pl)
    [colloquial/familiar] to be (the) tops ser* fantástico

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 3 translations of top in Spanish:

top2

adj

(before n)
  • 1 1.1 (uppermost) [layer] de arriba, superior; [blanket/card] de arriba; [step] último the top shelf/drawer el estante/cajón de arriba she lives on the top floor vive en el último piso the top left-hand corner of the page la esquina superior izquierda de la página I'll do the top coat tomorrow mañana le doy la última mano she couldn't reach top C no pudo dar el do de pecho
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    • Early release is being re-examined by the Executive as a top priority.
    • The county's ambulance service has been ranked among the top performers in the speed of its response to patients.
    • Those in top positions tend to fear that statements made on television on the spur of the moment may land them in the dock.
    1.2 (maximum) [speed/temperature] máximo, tope top gear (BrE) [Auto] directa (f)
  • 2 2.1 (best) to be top quality ser* de primera calidad the service is top class el servicio es de primera the top end of the market los sectores de mayor poder adquisitivo top score máxima puntuación (f), máximo (m) de puntos, máximo (m) puntaje (AmL) top scorer (in basketball, American football) máximo anotador, máxima anotadora (m,f) (in soccer, hockey) máximo anotador, máxima anotadora (m,f), máximo goleador, máxima goleadora (m,f) 2.2 (in ranked order) our top priority is … nuestra prioridad absoluta es … the Top 40 [Mus]los 40 discos más vendidos los 40 principales (en Esp) 2.3 (leading) among the top scientists entre los científicos más destacados the top jobs los mejores puestos the top salaries los sueldos más altos 2.4 (senior) he's in top management es un alto ejecutivo a top official un alto funcionario she has a top post at the embassy tiene un cargo importante en la embajada the top table (BrE) la mesa principal

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 3 translations of top in Spanish:

top3

vt (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (exceed) superar, rebasar, sobrepasar unemployment topped the 3 million mark el índice de desempleo superó or rebasó los 3 millones
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    • Quarterly figures, published yesterday, show that for the first time, discrimination claims on race grounds topped the number of gender discrimination claims.
    • In the third quarter, the number of unemployed topped the record level of 1991, when huge numbers of immigrants from the former Soviet Union came to Israel.
    • With the way the economy is going now, we hope to top those numbers but that remains to be seen.
    1.2 (surpass) [offer/achievement] superar to top it all para coronarlo, para colmo, (más) encima and to top it all, he forgot the tickets y para coronarlo or para colmo or (más) encima se olvidó de las entradas the Tigers topped the Mariners 6-2 (AmE) los Tigers se impusieron a los Mariners por 6 a 2
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    • There are some examples of child actors who manage to stay in movies as adults, sometimes even topping their early achievements.
    • Jim of Automotive News narrowly topped Anthony Rowley of the Singapore Business Times in a close race.
    • The question of how Rafa Benitez can ever top this achievement can be left for another day.
  • 2 2.1 (head) [list/league] encabezar* she's topping the bill encabeza el reparto 2.2 (reach summit of) [hill/mountain] llegar* a la cima de
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    • We topped a hill, and another, until we were on a steep north-facing slope that dropped off to the Yellowstone River.
    • I was still winning as we topped the hill and headed down.
    • We were doing about 45 miles per hour when we topped that hill and saw a 2-ton truck 30 feet in front of us.
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    • Recent mainstream media polls show issues such as health and rural matters topping the list of public concerns about the performance of the government.
    • Quitting smoking tops the wish list for New Year resolutions and Swindon Primary Care Trust is working hard to help people turn their smoke-free dreams into a reality.
    • He was elected an alderman of Limerick City Council in the 1999 local elections when he topped the poll with over 900 votes in Ward 3.
  • 3 (cover) [column/building] rematar, coronar topped with chocolate/cheese con chocolate/queso por encima
  • 4 [pineapple] cortarle la parte superior a; [tree] mochar
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    • Tomorrow, that brick wall might be topped with razor wire, and those privacy screens might all be made illegal in the name of National Security.
    • Some changes are small: in some schools, pizza is now topped with low-fat cheese and French fries are baked, not fried.
    • Down the driveway, high electronic gates protect the building and the pale grey walls are topped with rolled razor wire.
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    • I had my first jobs when I was in kindergarten picking apples, topping onions and catching cabbage butterflies.
    • Wash and top the radishes.
    • Wash and top the strawberries, then blend until smooth.

v refl (-pp-)

to top oneself
  • 1 (surpass oneself) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], superarse
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    • Al will play a detective who accidentally tops his partner during a murder investigation and is then blackmailed by the killer.
    • ‘I don't know how to say this, other than I think she topped him,’ says a doctor.
    • The killer gets away and Dormer lets the assumption stand that the brutal murderer also topped his partner.

Phrasal verbs

top off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[meal/session] terminar a disappointing game, topped off by spectator violence un partido decepcionante, coronado or rematado por violencia en las gradas to top it (all) off para coronarlo, para colmo, (más) encima

top out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o techar, colocarle* la planchada a (Ur) 1.1v + adv (AmE) [demand/consumption] tocar* techo, alcanzar* el punto más alto or las cotas más altas

top up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[glass/container] llenar [battery] [Auto] cargar*; [income/capital] suplementar let me top you up! dame que te sirvo un poco más I need to top up my cell phone/mobile phone tengo que recargar* la tarjeta (de) prepago de mi celular/móvil the flowers need topping up with water hay que ponerles más agua a las flores

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.