- 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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Idioms for max
to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally: That book is disgusting to the max.
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British Dictionary definitions for maxed out
/ (mæks) /
the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
to the max to the ultimate extent
See also max out
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