max

[maks] Slang.
noun
adjective
adverb
Verb phrases
4.
max out,
a.
to reach a point at which no more improvement, profit, or benefit can occur; level off: In her last job she maxed out at $25,000 a year.
b.
to reach the limit of one's capacity, endurance, etc.: The sales department has maxed out and needs more personnel to call on new clients.
Idioms
5.
to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally: That book is disgusting to the max.

Origin:
by shortening

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Max

[maks]
noun
a male given name, form of Maximilian.

MAX

Trademark.
Cinemax: a cable television channel.

max.

Roach

[rohch]
noun
Maxwell ("Max") born 1924, U.S. jazz drummer and bandleader.
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max (mæks)
 
n
1.  the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
2.  to the max to the ultimate extent

max.
 
abbreviation for
maximum

roach1 (rəʊtʃ)
 
n , pl roaches, roach
1.  a European freshwater cyprinid food fish, Rutilus rutilus, having a deep compressed body and reddish ventral and tail fins
2.  any of various similar fishes
 
[C14: from Old French roche, of obscure origin]

roach2 (rəʊtʃ)
 
n
1.  short for cockroach
2.  slang the butt of a cannabis cigarette

roach3 (rəʊtʃ)
 
n
1.  the amount by which the leech of a fore-and-aft sail projects beyond an imaginary straight line between the clew and the head
2.  the curve at the foot of a square sail
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

Roach (rəʊtʃ)
 
n
Hal, full name Harald Eugene Roach. 1892--1992, US film producer, whose company produced numerous comedy films in the 1920s and 1930s, including those featuring Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy

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roach
1837, shortened form of cockroach (q.v.), in contemporary writing said to be from a polite desire to avoid the sexual connotation in the first syllable; meaning "butt of a marijuana cigarette" is first recorded 1938, perhaps from resemblance to the insect, but perhaps a different word entirely.

roach
"small freshwater fish," early 14c., from O.Fr. roche (13c.), perhaps from a Germanic source.

max
"to reach the maximum level," by 1986, colloquial, from maximize or related words.
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Slang Dictionary

max definition


  1. n.
    the maximum. (See also to the max.) : I want the max. I'm hungry.
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roach definition


  1. n.
    a police officer. (Derogatory. From cockroach.) : A roach caught him while he was at work.
  2. n.
    the butt end of a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs.) : The cops found a roach on the bathroom floor.
  3. n.
    an ugly girl or woman. (Derogatory. From cockroach.) : Who was that roach you were with last night?
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
max
maximum
MAX
Cinemax
max.
maximum
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Example sentences for max
The woman is furious and asks for max, which is my secret agent lover man.
Sam feeds max and offers advice, though he steals his astrogation manuals.
Max learns that sam had tried to claim the deposit for himself.
The pressure is immense, but max succeeds and the ship returns to known space.
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