Entry from British & World English dictionary
adjective[attributive] British informal
1(Of a person) fond of travelling at high speed.
- In other words, if some ton-up car thief decides he's going to put people's lives at risk, he'd better make sure I don't get close enough to ram him off the road.
2Achieving a score of 100 or more: Derby’s ton-up striker
More example sentences
- Poppleton Ponds is in brilliant form with many ton-up hauls being taken by mid-week pleasure anglers.
- Thierry Henry joined Dennis Bergkamp as a member of Arsenal's ton-up club as the reigning champions re-established a five-point lead at the top of the Premiership.
- The ‘method’ should be a real killer on this water and ton-up bags are well within reach.
Words that rhyme with ton-uprun-up, sun-up
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