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Definition of top adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually before noun]
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highest in position, rank, or degree He lives on the top floor. She kept his passport in the top drawer. He's one of the top players in the country. She got the top job. She got top grades for her essay. They're top of the division. The athletes are all in top form (= performing their best). Welfare reform is a top priority for the government. The car was traveling at top speed. Prices at the top end of the market are coming down. top quality silk see also top-flight
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