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Spanish translation of “top”

top

noun /top/
the highest part of anything
cumbre, lo alto
the top of the hill the top of her head.
the position of the cleverest in a class etc
a la cabeza, en primer lugar
He’s at the top of the class.
the upper surface
lo alto de, sobre
the table-top.
a lid
tapadera, (botella) tapón
I’ve lost the top to this jar a bottle-top.
a (woman’s) garment for the upper half of the body; a blouse, sweater etc
blusa (corta), camiseta, top
I bought a new skirt and top.
topless adjective having no top
sin la parte de arriba
very high.
de una altura desmesurada
topmost adjective highest
Superior
The topmost layer of the earth is the crust.
topping noun something that forms a covering on top of something, especially food
cubierta
a tart with a topping of cream.
top hat /ˈtopə/ noun a man’s tall hat, worn as formal dress
chistera, sombrero de copa
He was wearing a top hat and tails.
top-heavy adjective having the upper part too heavy for the lower
demasiado pesado por encima/en la parte superior
That pile of books is top-heavy – it’ll fall over!
top-secret adjective very secret
altamente confidencial/secreto
top-secret information.
at the top of one’s voice very loudly
a voz en grito, a voz en cuello, a pleno pulmón
They were shouting at the top(s) of their voices.
be/feel etc on top of the world to feel very well and happy
sentirse/estar como en las nubes
She’s on top of the world – she’s just got engaged to be married.
from top to bottom completely
de arriba abajo
They’ve painted the house from top to bottom.
the top of the ladder/tree the highest point in one’s profession.
cumbre
top up phrasal verb to fill (a cup etc that has been partly emptied) to the top
acabar de llenar
Let me top up your glass/drink.
(Definition of top from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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