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"top-up" in British English

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top-upnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈtɒp.ʌp/  us   /ˈtɑːp-/
the ​act of putting more ​drink into someone's ​glass or ​cup: Your ​glass is ​nearlyempty. Would you like a top-up? the ​act of ​addingliquid in ​order to ​fill to the ​top a ​container that is already ​partlyfull
(Definition of top-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"top-up" in Business English

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top-upnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   /ˈtɒpʌp/  us   /ˈtɑːp-/ UK FINANCE
extramoney that is ​added to an ​amount so that the ​total is ​increased: The ​company has ​offered a top-up to all those who have ​paid into their ​pensionscheme for more than 10 ​years. The ​government top-up comes at the end of the ​process, ​forcingpeople to ​savemoney in ​order to get the ​cashreward.

top-upadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈtɒpʌp/  us   /ˈtɑːp-/ UK FINANCE
used to describe ​extramoney that is ​added to an ​amount so that the ​total is ​increased: Many universities ​charge their ​students top-up ​tuitionfees.
(Definition of top-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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