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top up

1. To fill some container or vessel with more of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "top" and "up." Often used without directly stating the thing being filled, with the person or thing it belongs to being mentioned instead. Oh, you're glass is nearly empty, Tom. Let me top you up. Would you bring this bottle of wine to the table and top up everyone's glass, please? Make sure you top the car up with gas before you set out.
2. To add more money to some account. With our pay-as-you-go cell phone plans, you can top up over the phone or at various stores around the country. Don't forget to top up your account regularly, as payments are taken from it automatically.
3. To supplement one's income. A noun or pronoun can be used between "top" and "up." I do a bit of freelance work in the evenings to top up what I earn each month. You'll be on a lower starting wage, but you can top it up with commissions.
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top something up

to add a bit of something to replenish the amount that was used. Let me top your drink up. Can I top up your glass?
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top up

v. Chiefly British
1. To fill some container completely, especially when it is almost full to begin with: Can I top up your coffee? I topped the fish tank up with fresh water.
2. To supplement some income: She tops up her salary with odd jobs on the side. He relies on book royalties to top his salary up.
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85/kg and have promised that, depending on the results of grading, they would pay top ups.
Dave Cording, Crimestoppers' Director of Operations said: "If anyone knows someone selling illegal electricity top ups, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Crimestoppers-uk.
The scheme will reward customers with unlimited texts according to the amount spent on top ups each month.
The margin on the most popular EUR10 and EUR15 top ups was also cut by one per cent to 8.
Although no final figures have been agreed, illustrative figures will suggest children from less well off families could get an initial endowment of pounds 500, followed by three pounds 100 top ups - giving them a total of pounds 800.
Customers can get up to a maximum of five automatic data top ups per month.
We find that today only 10% of our PayPoint and Payzone turnover is related to mobile top ups.
Paypoint, a UK company that offers instant electronic top ups for mobile phones, has implemented Mosaic Software's Postilion electronic funds transfer transaction platform.
Epay products are : mobile phone top ups, Giftstation gift cards, the gift card Genie, calling cards, prepaid electricity, Apple iTunes credits, Microsoft Xbox vouchers and Sony Playstation vouchers.