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top up

  

      vb   tr, adv     (Brit)  
1    to raise the level of (a liquid, powder, etc.) in (a container), usually bringing it to the brim of the container  
top up the sugar in those bowls     
2   
a    to increase the benefits from (an insurance scheme), esp. to increase a pension when a salary rise enables higher premiums to be paid  
b    to add money to (a loan, bank account, etc.) in order to keep it at a constant or acceptable level  
      n  
   top-up         
3   
a    an amount added to something in order to raise it to or maintain it at a desired level  
b    (as modifier)  
a top-up loan, a top-up policy     
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top up, top-, top out, tip-up

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