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[maks] /mæks/
noun
1.
adjective
2.
adverb
3.
Verb phrases
4.
max out,
  1. 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.
  2. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for maxed out

max

/mæks/
noun (informal)
1.
the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
2.
to the max, to the ultimate extent
See also max out
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Contemporary definitions for maxed out
adjective

exhausted; at the limit

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Word Origin and History for maxed out

max

v.

"to reach the maximum level," by 1986, colloquial, from maximize or related words. Related: Maxed; maxing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for maxed out

maxed out

adjective phrase

Having reached a specified upper limit: People have less money and are maxed out on their credit cards (1990s+)


max

adverb

At the most; at the highest limit: I do three cars a week, max (1970s+)

verb

To win; do the very best (1950s+ College students)

Related Terms

to the max

[fr maximum ''the highest possible grade,'' found by 1851]


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Related Abbreviations for maxed out

max

maximum

MAX

Cinemax
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