"topping" in the noun sense
a flavorful addition on top of a dish
"topping" in the verb sense
1. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top
be superior or better than some standard
"She exceeded our expectations"
"She topped her performance of last year"
2. clear, top
pass by, over, or under without making contact
"the balloon cleared the tree tops"
be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point
"A star tops the Christmas Tree"
4. lead, top
be ahead of others be the first
"she topped her class every year"
5. top, top out
provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure
"the towers were topped with conical roofs"
reach or ascend the top of
"The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
8. top, pinch
cut the top off
"top trees and bushes"
9. crown, top
be the culminating event
"The speech crowned the meeting"
10. top, top off
finish up or conclude
"They topped off their dinner with a cognac"
"top the evening with champagne"
"topping" in the adjective sense
1. top-flight, top-hole, topping
excellent best possible
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