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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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Presently the merchants are paying farmers the minimum Grade D price of US$0.85/kg and have promised that, depending on the results of grading, they would pay top ups.
Children from well-off families could get an initial sum of pounds 250, with top ups of pounds 50 for a total of pounds 400.
Ben White, Managing Director of Marketing and Product at Optus, said, Weve listened to our customers and revamped our Home Wireless Broadband offer to focus on more of what they want a simple plug-and-play broadband solution, with plenty of data, and automatic data top ups.
The margin on the most popular EUR10 and EUR15 top ups was also cut by one per cent to 8.5 per cent.
The lobby group has written to the company saying the majority of members would stop selling the top ups if the reduced margins are pushed through.
The owner has decided to retire and sell this great cell phones dealership store.Multiple revenue streams on repairs, GSM, top ups, accessories, residuals on prepaid, commissions on trucks rentals and more .At least 10% increase per year.Great long term lease.Owner willing to help for smooth transition.
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.
Paypoint, a UK company that offers instant electronic top ups for mobile phones, has implemented Mosaic Software's Postilion electronic funds transfer transaction platform.
Polfon, which was recently established by US-based Alpha Group Corp, will use Postilion to control and supply a database of pre-paid mobile phone vouchers and online pre-paid top ups to which Polish mobile operators will have access.
Any top ups of Virgin GAC will be of a grade of F400 or equivalent.