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13:28 Jul 2, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: topped
Weekly visits topped 330,000
(internet site)

Does it mean that they were in excess of 330,000 or just 330,000?
(my dictionary provides both explanations...)

Thanks,
Laura
Laura Vinti
United States
Local time: 13:51
English translation:exceeded
Explanation:
I would lean towards "exceeded". "Topped" to me suggests that the visits reached and then went past 330,000.

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Note added at 3 mins (2003-07-02 13:31:27 GMT)
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\"To exceed or surpass\" is one definition given by the American Heritage Dictionary.

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Note added at 4 mins (2003-07-02 13:32:10 GMT)
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It can also mean \"reach the top of\", but this would be something that you can\'t go any higher in, whereas you can go higher than 330,000.
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Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 05:51
Grading comment
Thanks a lot Rowan.
Also for the last note, which helped me understand the use of the term in different contexts.
Laura
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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +11
exceeded


Explanation:
I would lean towards "exceeded". "Topped" to me suggests that the visits reached and then went past 330,000.

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Note added at 3 mins (2003-07-02 13:31:27 GMT)
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\"To exceed or surpass\" is one definition given by the American Heritage Dictionary.

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Note added at 4 mins (2003-07-02 13:32:10 GMT)
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It can also mean \"reach the top of\", but this would be something that you can\'t go any higher in, whereas you can go higher than 330,000.

Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 05:51
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thanks a lot Rowan.
Also for the last note, which helped me understand the use of the term in different contexts.
Laura

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  swisstell: or "in excess of"
2 mins
  -> Yes, you could say that too. Thanks e-rich.

agree  Lisa Lloyd
3 mins
  -> Thanks Lisa.

agree  Marion Burns
4 mins
  -> Thanks Marion.

agree  vixen
8 mins
  -> Thanks vixen.

agree  xxxIanW
8 mins
  -> Thanks Ian.

agree  Сергей Лузан
34 mins
  -> Thanks Sergey.

agree  Christopher Crockett: Yes, you can "top" a building under construction with a Christmas tree and it won't go any higher, but if a given number is "topped", it is reached and exceeded.
36 mins
  -> Exactly. Thanks Christopher.

agree  airmailrpl
1 hr
  -> Thanks airmailrpl.

agree  Catherine Norton: exceeded
7 hrs
  -> Thanks Catherine.

agree  J. Leo
9 hrs
  -> Thanks James.

agree  AhmedAMS
34 days
  -> Thanks Ahmed.
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