Meaning of “max out ” in the English Dictionary

business-english dictionary
Contents

"max out " in British English

See all translations

max out

phrasal verb with max uk /mæks/ us /mæks/ verb

(Definition of “max out ” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"max out" in Business English

See all translations

max out

informal
phrasal verb with max uk /mæks/ us 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.

(Definition of “max out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)