- 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.
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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|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|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|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.