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English definition of “top”

top

adjective, adverb     /tɒp/ US  /tɑːp/
B1 (in the position of being) most important or successful ; best : So what would be your top choice for a holiday ? As a chess player he's among the top ten percent in the country .Successful (things or people)Extremely good B1 Top people , organizations , or activities are the most important or successful ones : top athletes / executives top jobs top universities Very important or urgentSuccessful (things or people) at top speed as fast as possible : The train thundered through the station at top speed .Speed of motionFast and rapidShort in time be/come top B2 to be the student with the best results : She came top of the class in English . Sam was top at/in Science .Successful (things or people) on top form UK (US in top form) feeling or doing things as well as possible : Paul's back on top form after his illness .Fit and healthySuccessful (things or people)
(Definition of top adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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