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Noun: topping  tó-ping
  1. A flavourful addition on top of a dish
Adjective: topping  tó-ping
Usage: Brit, archaic
  1. Excellent; best possible
    - top-flight [Brit, informal], top-hole [Brit, informal]
Verb: top (topped,topping)  tóp
  1. Be superior or better than some standard
    "She topped her performance of last year";
    - exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past
  2. Pass by, over, or under without making contact
    "the balloon cleared the tree tops";
    - clear
  3. Be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point
    "A star tops the Christmas Tree"
  4. Be ahead of others; be the first
    "she topped her class every year";
    - lead
  5. Provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
    "the towers were topped with conical roofs";
    - top out
  6. Reach or ascend the top of
    "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
  7. Strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
  8. Cut the top off
    "top trees and bushes";
    - pinch
  9. Be the culminating event
    "The speech topped the meeting";
    - crown
  10. Finish up or conclude
    "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne";
    - top off

Derived forms: toppings

See also: superior

Type of: arrive at, attain, climax, clip, complete, crop, culminate, cut back, dress, excel, finish, furnish, gain, garnish, hit, lie, lop, make, offer, overhaul, overtake, pass, provide, prune, reach, render, rule, snip, stand out, supply, surpass, trim

Part of: dish

Encyclopedia: Topping, Peter

Top, bottom, versatile