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1. verb To best or outshine someone in some pursuit. I don't think I can top Brian—I just can't run that fast. That story was crazy—how can I top it?
2. verb, slang To kill someone. Ray topped the informant, just as the boss told him to.
3. noun A usually circular toy with a top handle and a bottom point, on which it is balanced and then spun (to see how long it can stay spinning). Back in my day, we got toys like tops and yo-yos—none of these fancy dolls and video games!
4. noun A shirt. Can you answer the door? Someone's knocking and I haven't got a top on! No, I think I liked that purple top on you better.
5. noun In baseball and softball, the first half of an inning. It's the top of the ninth, and the Angels are winning 7-6.
6. noun In sexual activity between two men, the person who penetrates (and who is often viewed as dominant). If you're both tops, then what are you going to do in the bedroom?

top someone or something

to do or be better than someone or something. Ann has done very well, but I don't think she can top Jane. Do you think your car tops mine when it comes to gas mileage?

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1. tv. to surpass someone or something. Can you top this one?
2. tv. to kill someone. Spike was gonna top Bart first.
3. n. the first half of a baseball inning. Wilbur hit a nice double-bagger in the top half of the fourth.
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He'll need the Rosetta Stone to decipher what to do with Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney while up top it's a magic wand job.
Add the gnocchi to a boiling pot of water and when it floats to the top it's ready.
I don't know what's underneath them, but even with rugs and mats on top it's cold underfoot.
top It'sw It's working well, and though you could argue 'having a go' at Arsenal is the best strategy for minnows, Houghton's not really got two strikers to rub together.
Kish added: "We want a strong start to the series, but if we don't come out on top it's not a big deal.
"It's not just at this level, at the very top it's possible."
"When you are at the top it's hard to stay at the top, so I've got to keep that in my mind and stay motivated.
It's a racer that's so over the top it's not even worth trying to justify it.
FINJAAN, eighth to Regal Parade in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday, did not enjoy the ground, according to trainer Marcus Tregoning, who said yesterday: "I was disappointed with the ground and if it had been on top it's possible Fleeting Spirit would have won and we might not have beaten her anyway.
Geely YOU'LL know I'm no fan of Chinese cars (or the Chinese car industry), but I have to say that the Geely GT is so over the top it's almost funky.
"It was a little bit of an adrenaline rush going up that high, but once you get up to the top it's very peaceful," Orr said.
Where, if you're doing that job to its fullest extent 'then chances are up on top it's all over'.
He said: "Now that we're at the top it's up to us to build on what he started and try to keep winning."
Two lanes shut on M62 after threevehicle crash near to Ainley Top It's about time the speed limit was down to 50mph on all motorways.
My nerves were going but once you get to the top it's worth it."