max out

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max out (third-person singular simple present maxes out, present participle maxing out, simple past and past participle maxed out)

  1. (informal, intransitive) To reach the limit of one's capabilities.
  2. (informal, intransitive) To reach a maximum or a point at which no more growth or improvement is possible.
  3. (informal, transitive) To use (something) to the limit of its capabilities
    I've spent all afternoon shopping and maxed out my credit card.