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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 universitiesVery 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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