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tope

Translation of tope in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 1.1 (límite) estoy llegando al tope de mi paciencia
    my patience is running out
    I'm reaching the limit of my patience
    su caradura no tiene tope
    the nerve she has is unbelievable
    han establecido un tope máximo
    a ceiling o an upper limit has been set
    hasta el tope or los topes, llené la taza hasta el tope
    I filled the cup to the brim
    tenía la maleta hasta el tope
    her suitcase was stuffed full o was full to bursting
    el estadio estaba hasta los topes
    the stadium was jam-packed
    estoy hasta el tope de trabajo
    I'm up to the eyes o my eyes in work
    no podemos aceptar más pedidos, estamos hasta los topes
    we can't accept any more orders, we're snowed under
    1.2a tope (España) [familiar], vivir a tope
    to live life to the full
    giró el volante a tope
    she turned the steering wheel as far as it would go
    el club estaba a tope
    the club was packed out
    [familiar]
    lo pasamos a tope [familiar]
    we had a fantastic time
    el personal trabaja a tope
    the staff are working to capacity o [familiar] flat out
    1.3 (como adjetivo invariable) la edad tope para este trabajo
    the maximum age for this job
    el precio tope
    the top o maximum price
    fecha tope
Example sentences
  • Debería haber un tope legal económico de inversión en campañas.
  • La Federación Minera reclama la eliminación de topes en el reparto de utilidades.
  • "Pero eso tiene tope y un ""techo"" bastante bajo."

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