Max



[maks] /mæks/ Slang.

noun
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adjective
2.
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adverb
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Verb phrases
4.
max out,

Idioms
5.
to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally:
That book is disgusting to the max.
[maks] /mæks/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of .
Trademark.
1.
Cinemax: a cable television channel.
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[rohch] /roʊtʃ/
noun
1.
Maxwell (“Max”) 1924–2007, U.S. jazz drummer and bandleader.
/mæks/
noun (informal)
1.
the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
2.
to the max, to the ultimate extent
abbreviation
1.
maximum
/rəʊtʃ/
noun (pl) roaches, roach
1.
a European freshwater cyprinid food fish, Rutilus rutilus, having a deep compressed body and reddish ventral and tail fins
2.
any of various similar fishes
/rəʊtʃ/
noun
1.
short for cockroach
2.
(slang) the butt of a cannabis cigarette
/rəʊtʃ/
noun (nautical)
1.
the amount by which the leech of a fore-and-aft sail projects beyond an imaginary straight line between the clew and the head
2.
the curve at the foot of a square sail
/rəʊtʃ/
noun
1.
Hal, full name Harald Eugene Roach. 1892–1992, US film producer, whose company produced numerous comedy films in the 1920s and 1930s, including those featuring Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy
v.

“to reach the maximum level,” by 1986, colloquial, from maximize or related words. Related: Maxed; maxing.
n.

shortened form of cockroach, 1837, on mistaken notion that it was a compound. In contemporary writing said to be from a polite desire to avoid the sexual connotation in the first syllable. Meaning “butt of a marijuana cigarette” is first recorded 1938, perhaps from resemblance to the insect, but perhaps a different word entirely.

small freshwater fish, c.1200, from Old French roche (13c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Germanic source. Applied to similar-looking fish in North America.

adverb

At the most; at the highest limit: I do three cars a week, max (1970s+)

verb

To win; do the very best (1950s+ College students)

Related Terms

to the max

[fr maximum ”the highest possible grade,” found by 1851]

noun

[narcotics sense perhaps fr earlier roach mane, a horse’s mane clipped very short and tied; perhaps fr the insect]
maximum
Cinemax
maximum

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