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max out

phrasal verb with max uk   us   /mæks/ verb
(Definition of max out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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max out

informal
phrasal verb with max uk   us   /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 ​creditcards, they go to ​moneylenders. The ​generalrule is to ​max out your ​hardware - ​fill every ​slot with the biggest ​memorycard it will ​accept.
[I] to ​reach the ​highestlevel 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 ​dataspeed of 1 to 1.5 Mbps.
(Definition of max out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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