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English definition of “max out”

max out

informal phrasal verb with max     /mæks/ verb
[T] to spend or use the largest amount that is allowed, so you cannot spend or use any more: When they max out their credit cards, they go to money lenders. The general rule is to max out your hardware - fill every slot with the biggest memory card it will accept.
[I] to reach the highest level possible or allowed: The port's capacity is due to max out in around five years.max out at sth DSL modems maxed out at a data speed of 1 to 1.5 Mbps.
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