Translation of tope in English:

tope

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  • 1 1.1 (límite) limit 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, I'm snowed under with work no podemos aceptar más pedidos, estamos hasta los topes we can't accept any more orders, we're snowed under 1.2a tope (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], 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 [colloquial/familiar] lo pasamos a tope [familiar/colloquial] we had a fantastic time el personal trabaja a tope the staff are working to capacity o [colloquial/familiar] flat out 1.3 (como adj inv) la edad tope para este trabajo the maximum age for this job el precio tope the top o maximum price fecha tope deadline

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