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the top (five, ten, twenty, etc.)

The top (five, ten, twenty, etc.) best-selling or highest-ranked things in a list. The film debuted at number 1 in the box office, but it fell out of the top ten by the following week. It has constantly been ranked in the top five best games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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the ˌtop ˈten, ˈtwenty, etc.

the ten, twenty, etc. best-selling pop records each week: The song didn’t even make (= get into) the top twenty.
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To be sure, we had a terrific season in 2005, but I will guarantee you that we will be in for another tough fight for the top spot.
Best known for its nationally syndicated radio program, From the Top provides a platform for young artists to present themselves, share their passion and develop into important cultural leaders.
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In fact, the bottom man can often score by catching the top man riding high (out to the side).
The emphasis has now shifted from finding the top quark to revealing this shadowy particle's true identity--reconstructing and pinpointing its mass, lifestyle, and lifetime from the scattered remains.
The top 10 software products, ranked according to usage (as reported in the 1993 survey), were traced back through the surveys to see where they ranked in the previous years.
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The drivers in the top 10 or within 400 points of the leader after the 26th race of the season will be eligible to race for the championship in the final 10 races of the year.
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As the top whirls, however, its stem dips lower and lower to the ground.
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Drizzle the top and plate with warmed caramel sauce from a jar, spiked with a few tablespoons of bourbon or rum, if desired.
presented the first direct experimental evidence for the top quark.
While Saudi Aramco and Exxon Mobil remain entrenched at the top, mergers, acquisitions and state consolidation continue to make their mark.