Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Top"

The meaning of "Top" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does on top of it now. mean?
A: "We are on top of things now." It means that they are in control of the situation and aware of what is happening :)
Q: What does It was spinning like a spinning top mean?
A: A top is a toy many kids play with, which once spun keeps spinning for a little while.
"Spinning like a top" or "spinning like a spinning top" means that the thing was spinning around for a long duration, usually at a fast speed.
Q: What does "again top 2 million" mean?
A: It means that despite the warnings about the reef's inability to survive, many visitors are still coming to visit the reefs. This is shown in the amount of people that have paid the entrance fee, which is around or over 2 million people.
So the top two million is just a different way of saying that the amount of people is at or over 2 million.
Q: What does "topping out at" mean?
A: top out is when you got an upper limit, like: "we're topping out profits at company this month"
Q: What does top it off mean?
A: It means to finish it or finishing something.

Example sentences using "Top"

Q: Please show me example sentences with to top it all off.
A: To top it all off, he saved the day.
To top it all off, the story ends happily.
To top it all off, no, this is not how that happens.
To top it all off, finish the cake with a light dusting of sugar.
Q: Please show me example sentences with

'top up'.
A: @elliefoteinatou

Top up your mobile.
Top up your oyster (train card we have in London)
Top up your credit
Q: Please show me example sentences with 'top it up'.
A: Bring it up to the full level.
My drink needs to be topped up; please top it up.
The sugar bowl is almost empty; please top it up.
Q: Please show me example sentences with on top of that .
A: On top of that is the book you’re looking for.

You didn’t do the dishes and top of that you still haven’t cleaned your room.

On top of that shelf is the candy.

On top of that can be literal in the sense that an object is on top of another object.

It can also me metaphorical usually used for scolding someone such as; You haven’t returned my calls, you’re always busy, and you also never text me back.” In this sentence you can replace you also with on “top of that you”.
Q: Please show me example sentences with on top of that.
A: "On top of that" means "even more."

My back hurts, my neck is sore, and on top of that, I sprained my ankle!

Two of my kids are sick, my dog is missing, and on top of that, the car won't start! This is not a good day for me.

You spend all my money, you eat all my food, and, on top of that, you don't help out around the house! You need to move out.

Synonyms of "Top" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between #1 On top of that and #2 Besides ?
A: "Besides" is roughly the same as "in addition to that.." — BUT, this one can be used whether or not it was negative or unpleasant.
i.e, "I can't attend my music class today. Besides, I have more important things to do."
"You can just go up to him and apologize. Besides, he loves you so he'll forgive you.."

"On top of that.." is also roughly the same as "in addition to that.." — BUT, this one is usually used when talking about something unpleasant or negative or bad.
i.e, "I forgot my passport at home (and) on top of that, the flight has been delayed for 2 hours."
"The company's sales have been declining over the past few months (and) on top of that, the stocks have also been declining."
Q: What is the difference between "On top of that" and "To top it off" ?
A: “On top of that” = added to that (in addition to that) [often bad things]
→ He’s a neurosurgeon and, on top of that, he speaks seven languages.
→They were holding hands, and, on top of that, they were kissing.
→ We missed the flight and, on top of that, the next flight was the next day.

[There’s a different expression “to be on top of” which means “to be able to control or deal with” or “to be up-to-date or current with.”]

“To top it off” = [for the last in a series of items] to make something complete [OR. often, in a series of bad things] here’s the worst thing [OR. less often, in a series of good things] here’s the best thing
→ We saw a movie, had dinner, and, to top it off, went dancing.
→ The airline lost our luggage, the cabdriver tried to cheat us, and, to top it off, the hotel could not find our reservation.
→ We got a special appetizer, free drinks and, to top it off, a tour of the kitchen by the chef himself.

(With a series of bad things, “to top it off” has the nuance of “Just when you think things could not get any worse, they did.)




Q: What is the difference between top off and cap off ?
Q: What is the difference between on top of that and to top it off ?
A: It's also a famous running tagline in the movie "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" - "I'm on top of that, Rose!" - it means to have things under control or already taking care of it. People sometimes quote that to be funny.
Q: What is the difference between atop and on top of ?
A: Atop is an old word, so nowadays, people usually use it to sound sophisticated or literary.

But also there is a second meaning. If you say, "I'm on top of the mountain," this might be anywhere on the mountain. If you say, "I'm on the top of the mountain, this means the peak. If you say, "Atop the mountain," this often means the peak.

Translations of "Top"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? up top
A: up top. give me a high five. 하이 파이브
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? top
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? top
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what do you call the tops that they wear inside?? the white shirt with wjsn word on it. something like crop top?
A: @Cecilepup thanks a lot. :D
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? top 10に入った!
A: I made it in(to) the top ten!

Other questions about "Top"

Q: If you get to the very top of the tree and stick your head out, you will see a meandering river down in the distance. does this sound natural?
A: OR — If you climb to the top of the tree for the best view, you will see ...
Q: “The top 200 masters and teenagers from each division will be invited to compete in the four-day competition”

Q) Does this sentence mean the total number of athletes are 400? or 200?
A: I think it's 200 of the total number...
Q: On the very top of the sentence, at the first line at least within this picture (actually as far as I know at least there are three paragrgphs before these paragraphs though),

could you tell me the meaning 'the background is ...distant.'?

What does the phrase mean?

Does it mean 'the background has old history'? or any othe meaning?

I'd appreciate it if you can help 💦
A: >>Does it mean 'the background has old history'?<<

はい!
Q: i have five tops wearing on/ <if it sounds unnatural fix me please does this sound natural?
A: I am wearing five shirts
Or
I have five shirts on
Q: Introducing traditional Chinese top ten flowers ----plum flower ,peony ,Chinese rose,azalea,camellia,chrysanthemum ,orchid,osmanthus flowers,lotus,narcissus,and explaining the related stories and music of them. does this sound natural?
A: I'm not sure if I understand completely but maybe this is what you mean:

This event will introduce the top ten traditional Chinese flowers, including plum.... There will also be stories, explanations about the flowers, along with music.

Something like that? Is it an event?

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