maxed out

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 (mæks)
 
n
1.  the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
2.  to the max to the ultimate extent

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Main Entry:  maxed out
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  exhausted; at the limit
Usage:  slang
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Word Origin & History

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


  1. n.
    the maximum. (See also to the max.) : I want the max. I'm hungry.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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maxed out definition


  1. mod.
    exhausted; tired. : I am just maxed out. I haven't been getting enough sleep.
  2. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. : I hadn't seen Marlowe so maxed out in years. He was nearly paralyzed.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
max
maximum
MAX
Cinemax
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