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max Syllabification: max

Definition of max in English:



informal Back to top  
A maximum amount or setting: the sound is distorted to the max
More example sentences
  • Visitors to his Pebble Beach manse find that not only are bathrooms and fridges stocked to the max but so is the supply of athletic equipment.
  • So there is that strain there too, where one set of associations, if you like, are being resourced to the max, and the trade unions are not.
  • For there will be a whole subsegment of patients who get placed on second and third drugs or whose doses get pushed to the max to try to meet the ideal cholesterol level.


informal Back to top  
At the most: our information can be in the commander’s hand in half an hour, max


North American informal Back to top  
Reach or cause to reach the limit of capacity or ability: job growth in high technology will max out
More example sentences
  • I didn't want them knowing I was maxed to the limit.
  • Within four years, the brewery had maxed out its production capacity.
  • But he felt the bar business had maxed out its potential while the wine business had tremendous possibility of growth.

Words that rhyme with max

axe (US ax), Backs, Bax, fax, flax, lax, pax, Sachs, sax, saxe, tax, wax
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