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cap

verb [T]
 
 
/kæp/ ( present participle capping, past tense and past participle capped)
END to be the last and the best or worst event in a series of events: The party capped a wonderful week.Causing something to endComing to an end
LIMIT to put a limit on an amount of money that can be borrowed, charged, etc: [often passive] The interest rate has been capped at 5%.Borrowing, lending and debtLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
COVER to cover the top of something: [often passive] The mountains were capped with snow.Covering and adding layers
(Definition of cap verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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