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exhausted; at the limit
Having reached a specified upper limit: People have less money and are maxed out on their credit cards (1990s+)
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
[fr maximum ''the highest possible grade,'' found by 1851]