Translation of "top" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /tɒp/ us /tɑːp/

top noun (HIGHEST PART)

A2 [ C ] the highest place or part

She waited for me at the top of the stairs. 她在楼梯梯顶位置等我。
There were flags on the tops of many of the buildings. 许多大楼的楼顶都有旗子。
There was a pile of books on top of (= on) the table. 桌上有一堆书。

[ C ] the flat upper surface of something

The top of the table/desk was badly scratched. 桌面/课桌面划得很厉害。

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top noun (CLOTHES)

B1 [ C ] any piece of light clothing worn on the part of the body above the waist

a skimpy top 暴露的上装
a pyjama top 睡衣上装
I need a top to go with these trousers. 我需要一件上衣配这条裤子。

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top noun (LID)

C1 [ C ] the cover or lid used to close a container or pen

a screw-on top 螺旋盖
a bottle top 瓶盖
a pen top 笔帽

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the top C2 [ S ]

the most important position in a group or organization

At 40, he was at the top of his profession. 40岁时,他处于职场生涯的顶峰。
Life at the top is stressful. 身居高位压力很大。

top noun (TOY)

[ C ] a spinning top


top noun (LEAVES)

tops [ plural ]

the leaves of a vegetable plant grown mainly for its roots

We fed the rabbit some beetroot tops. 我们拿一些甜菜叶子喂这个兔子。
If you put carrot tops in water they start to grow. 如果你把胡萝卜叶子放在水中,它们就会生长。

topadjective [ before noun ]

uk /tɒp/ us /tɑːp/

top adjective [ before noun ] (HIGHEST PART)

B1 [ before noun ] at the highest part of something

There's a dirty mark on the top left-hand corner of the picture. 照片的左上角有一处污迹。
The offices are on the top floor of the building. 办公室在大楼的顶层。
He was standing on the top rung of a ladder. 他站在梯子的最高一级。
The ball curled into the top corner of the net.

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top adjective [ before noun ] (UPPER PART)

in the part nearest to the highest part; in the upper part

The top few steps were damaged and broken. 上面几级梯级受损断了。

topadjective, adverb

uk /tɒp/ us /tɑːp/

B1 (in the position of being) most important or successful; best

So what would be your top choice of a place to go on holiday? 那么你度假的首选地是哪里?
As a chess player he's among the top ten percent in the country. 他的国际象棋水平居该国前10%之列。

B1 Top people, organizations, or activities are the most important or successful ones.

top athletes/executives 头号选手/顶级经理人
top jobs 高级职位
top schools 一流大学
at top speed

as fast as possible

The train thundered through the station at top speed. 火车全速隆隆地驶过车站。
be/come top

B2 UK to be the student with the best results

She came top (of the class) in English. 她在班里英语成绩最好。
Sam was top at/in Science. 萨姆自然课考了第一。
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. 保罗病愈后又恢复到了最佳状态。

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topadjective, exclamation

uk /tɒp/ us /tɑːp/ UK informal


"How was your party?" "Top, mate." “你的聚会怎么样?”“好得很,老兄。”
"You coming, then? " "Yeah, top!" “这么说,你要来?”“是的,太好了!”


uk /tɒp/ us /tɑːp/ -pp-

top verb (HIGHEST PART)

C2 [ T ] also top off to be on the upper surface of something, especially as a decoration

The dessert was topped off with whipped cream and pieces of fruit. 这份甜点上涂了奶油,放了几块水果。

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C2 [ T ] to be the most important, most successful, etc.

The song topped the charts (= sold the largest number of recordings) for five weeks. 这张唱片5周以来一直位居销售排行榜之首。
She topped the bill (= was the most important act in the show). 她是主演。

top verb (BEST)

[ T ] to do, pay, etc. more or better than anyone else

"They've offered me £1,000." "I'm afraid we can't top that." “他们给我开价1000英镑。”“恐怕我们不能再高过这个价了。”
She topped my suggestion with an even better one of her own. 她自己提出了一个建议,甚至比我的还好。

top verb (KILL)

top yourself UK slang

to kill yourself



uk /tɒp-/ us /tɑːp-/

used with many different words to mean "best"

a top-class athlete 一流运动员
top-ranking officers 高级官员

(Translation of “top” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)