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1An additional or extra amount or payment that restores something to the level that is required.‘they will miss out on hundreds of pounds worth of pension top-ups’[as modifier] ‘top-up fees for university students’
- ‘The usual charge per tyre is between £1.50 to £1.75 for the initial fill (because the tyres have to be removed and cleaned), after which top-ups are free.’
- ‘New glasses carried round on trays, arriving as top-ups straight from the bottle, ferreted away from shelves as soon as it had been put down by an unsuspecting guest.’
- ‘I flaked out long before that, and announced my need to go back for a top-up nap.’
- ‘Buy their refill size and get unlimited top-ups!’
- ‘I didn't quite get the Easter holiday weekend provisioning right so I had to take a trip down to Boston for a top-up this morning.’
- ‘For real specifics, you have to leave the centre, driving along roads dominated by recklessly driven minibuses, past vendors selling roast corn and mobile-phone top-ups, to the shanty town of Kibera.’
- ‘True, sometimes they had to go back for top-ups, but came back smiling every time.’
- ‘Starting to suffer from taxi lag, but champagne top-ups soon restored energy levels.’
- ‘The college also offers the chance for HND students to upgrade their qualification to a degree with a further top-up year of study.’
- ‘Once the initial treatment is finished, you will need top-ups every two years or less, depending on your skin type.’
- ‘Carol still returns to the clinic every three to four weeks for a top-up session to stabilise her condition.’
- ‘Meredith believes that with the right approach and care the treatment can have long - term effects, albeit with one-monthly top-ups.’
- ‘Here, you can walk the echoing caves, then hop on another craft for a quick top-up of your tan.’
- ‘We had a couple of drinks and chatted in the captain's cabin, and as he handed me a top-up he tried to kiss me.’
- ‘It was only last week that I was permitted to venture out alone to Safeway to shop for a top-up of essential items.’
- ‘With overnight top-ups every 18 months or so, the effect should last for years.’
- ‘Two solid silver pots contain Earl Grey - the Queen's favourite brew - and hot water for a top-up.’
- ‘The kettle is also receiving regular top-ups of water, as I make myself a plentiful supply of large mugs of tea.’
- ‘The beauty of the treatments, explains Stephanie, is that they are quick, non-surgical and temporary - unless you continue with regular top-ups.’
- ‘It is well stocked with crucians and tench and has just received an additional top-up of big crucians.’
- 1.1A quantity of a drink that refills a partly full glass or cup.‘he headed back to the bar for a top-up’
- ‘If your drink has been moved, looks topped up or tastes funny then don't drink it!’
- ‘These in turn are topped up with wine from the third oldest casks, and so on until the newest casks - from the current vintage.’
- ‘Strain into two glasses and top up with champagne or sparkling wine, depending on preference.’
- ‘Top up with 1/3 bitter lemon/lemonade and add a wedge of lemon.’
- ‘There isn't even someone waiting to top up my coffee.’
- ‘Pour in beer stir and serve with remaining beer for topping up.’
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