Phrasal Verbs

top up

This page is about the phrasal verb top up


to completely fill something like a glass or a container, or to increase the level of something like a phone card


top off (American)

For example

  • top sth up A waiter was topping our drinks up whenever they needed it.

  • top up sth What's the easiest way to top up a mobile phone card?

Nouns often used as objects with top up: glass, drink, kettle, tank, phone card, mobile phone, account

Quick Quiz

Excuse me, sir. Would you like me to top up

a. your trousers?

b. your drink?

c. your hair?
a) your trousers? b) your drink? c) your hair?

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Contributor: Matt Errey