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.
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 about max
to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally: That book is disgusting to the max.
Other definitions for Max (2 of 4)
a male given name, form of Maximilian.
Other definitions for MAX (3 of 4)
Cinemax: a cable television channel.
Other definitions for max. (4 of 4)
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How to use max in a sentence
“The reason a lot people don’t do tempos, or don’t do them correctly, is because they don’t know what their max heart rate is or what their hour-run pace is,” Finley says.
Despite all the scary warnings the weather brings, and the fact that the firefighting force has been operating at “max capacity” since August, Mecham said San Diego is prepared.Morning Report: San Diego Schools Set Date for Phase 1 Reopening | Voice of San Diego | September 30, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Ali Bahrami, who oversees safety at the agency, came under repeated criticism in the report for what the committee called his lack of awareness of issues surrounding the max and the accidents.Boeing crashes were the “horrific culmination” of multiple mistakes, House report says | kdunn6 | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
Others, like Shimano and Yamaha, just list a max torque, which is what the bike puts out in the highest assist setting.Do You Want to Buy an E-Cargo Bike? Read This First. | Joe Lindsey | August 30, 2020 | Outside Online
For even more capacity, an extended max body style is nine inches longer.
We fight over their ownership and control, as if reality were a resource as scarce as the water and oil in Mad max.
Picasso and Guillaume can laugh through an entire night of suggestions, inventions, songs, games that max plays with his face.
“max in particular has been very smart about staying current and remaining a student of the craft,” Borchetta says.Taylor Swift’s Secret Music Man: Max Martin, Elusive Hitmaker | Debra A. Klein | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“max, [my] agent, make me rich,” she says, the crowd roaring.Tennis Star Li Na Says Goodbye to the Court…and Puts the Sport’s Rise in Asia in Question | Nicholas McCarvel | September 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Salmond had initially asked for a package of additional powers, known as “Devo max” to be included on the ballot paper.Anarchy for the U.K.? British Leaders Panicking Over Scottish Vote for Independence | Nico Hines | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A pupil of her father until his death, when she became a student under Gabriel max, in Munich, for a year.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
They sniffed once at the bar, but followed their stubbled chins into the back room at max acc.Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
Then max Bray lit a cigar, and sat thinking over the events of the past few days, and of what he had done.
max Bray arranged all future matters to his entire satisfaction, but again there were contingencies that he could not foresee.
There were three other passengers in the train this time; but a movement upon the part of max Bray now troubled her.
British Dictionary definitions for max (1 of 2)
the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
to the max to the ultimate extent
- See also max out
British Dictionary definitions for max. (2 of 2)
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