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max

A shortening of "maximum." Often used in the phrase "the max." I need five more minutes—10 max. They really pushed the PG-13 rating to the max in that movie.

max out

1. To reach or cause to reach a limit or threshold after which no further achievement, potential, progress, etc. is possible. I made the terrible mistake of maxing out my credit cards to get the business up and running. I'm good at crossword puzzles but that one is where I max out.
2. slang To relax; to chill. I'm not busy, just maxing out. Want to come over and chill?
See also: max, out

to the max

To the highest level or degree; as much as possible. We're pushing the computer to the max to be able to render these kinds of effects. The film is cheesy to the max, but intentionally so.
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grody to the max

As disgusting or repulsive as is possible. "Grody" might come from the word "grotesque." Ugh, that smell is grody to the max—I'm practically gagging.
See also: grody, max

maxin'

Relaxing to the greatest extent possible; not doing anything at all. A humorous, colloquial combination of "max(imum)" and "relaxin(g)." Ever since I got the payout from my lottery winnings, I've just been maxin' on the beach in Florida without a care in the world. A: "What you up to tonight?" B: "Nothin', just maxin'. Any plans?"

max out

to reach one's maximum in something, such as weight in weight lifting or credit on a credit card. Andy finally maxed out at 300 pounds. Randy just knew when he had maxed out. Something in his body told him to stop.
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maxed out

 
1. Sl. exhausted; tired. lam just maxed out. I haven't been getting enough sleep. I had to stop work because I was too maxed out.
2. Sl. intoxicated. Sam was maxed out and seemed happy enough to sit under the table and whimper. I hadn't seen Barlowe so maxed out in years. He was nearly paralyzed.
See also: max, out

to the max

Sl. as much as possible, maximally. She is happy to the max. They worked to the max their whole shift.
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max out

1. Exhaust one's options, capacity, or the like by producing or performing to the maximum, as in The weight lifter maxed out at 180 kilograms. [Slang; late 1900s]
2. Reach a point at which no more growth, improvement, or benefit is possible, as in The salary for this job maxes out at $90,000. [Slang; late 1900s]
3. Relax, take things easy, as in Let's go to the beach and max out. [Slang; late 1900s]
See also: max, out

to the max

INFORMAL
COMMON If you do something or something happens to the max, you do it or it happens to the greatest degree possible. Everyone involved is enjoying himself to the max. We had this very loving relationship, but it was strained to the max by the fact that I was working.
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grody to the max

unspeakably awful. US informal
Grody is probably an alteration of grotesque and to the max of to the maximum point .
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to the max

to the highest degree possible. informal
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to the ˈmax

to the highest level or greatest amount possible: She believes in living life to the max.
Max is a short form of ‘maximum’.
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max out

v.
1. To achieve a maximum value, especially as a final value: The rocket kept accelerating for a while, but finally maxed out at 6,000 miles per hour.
2. To cause something to achieve a maximum value, especially as a final value: I think I've maxed out the number of favors I can ask of my cousin. If you keep your foot on the accelerator pedal, you'll max the engine out.
3. To extend some source of credit to a maximum value or degree: I can't pay for this—I have no cash, and I maxed out my credit card. We maxed our credit line out, so we can't afford to do any more home improvements. Don't use the credit card again—we'll max out.
See also: max, out

grody to the max

(ˈgrodi tu ðə ˈmæks)
mod. totally disgusting. (see also grody.) This pizza is, like, grody to the max!
See also: grody, max

max

n. the maximum. (see also to the max.) I want the max. I’m hungry.

max out

in. to reach one’s maximum in something, such as weight in weight lifting or credit on a credit card. Andy finally maxed out at 300 pounds.
See also: max, out

maxed out

1. mod. exhausted; tired. I am just maxed out. I haven’t been getting enough sleep.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. I hadn’t seen Marlowe so maxed out in years. He was nearly paralyzed.
See also: max, out

to the max

mod. maximally. (see also max.) They worked to the max their whole shift.
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