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peak /pi:k/
  • danh từ
    • lưỡi trai (của mũ)
    • đỉnh, chỏm chóp (núi); đầu nhọn (của râu, ngạnh)
    • đỉnh cao nhất, tột đỉnh, cao điểm
      • the peak of the load: trọng tải cao nhất; cao điểm (cung cấp điện, luồng giao thông...)
      • resonance peak: (vật lý) đỉnh cộng hưởng
    • (hàng hải) mỏm (tàu)
    • ngoại động từ
      • (hàng hải) dựng thẳng (trục buồm); dựng đứng (mái chèo)
      • dựng ngược (đuôi) (cá voi)
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) làm cho đạt tới đỉnh cao nhất
      • nội động từ
        • dựng ngược đuôi lao thẳng đứng xuống (cá voi)
        • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) đạt tới đỉnh cao nhất
        • nội động từ
          • héo hom, ốm o gầy mòn, xanh xao, tiều tuỵ
            • to peak and pine: héo hon chết mòn
        Concise Dictionary
        +the most extreme possible amount or value
        +the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
        +the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
        +the top point of a mountain or hill
        +a V shape
        +the highest point (of something)
        +a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
        +to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
        +of a period of maximal use or demand or activity
        Thesaurus Dictionary
        1 top, pinnacle, crest, ridge, tor, mountain top, summit, mountain, eminence, elevation, hill:
        We were just able to make out the snow-capped peaks in the distance.
        2 top, tip, tiptop, apex, acme, culmination, apogee, zenith, high point, crown, extreme, utmost, uttermost, perfection, ne plus ultra, consummation, climax:
        Irene has brought the office to a peak of efficiency.
        3 visor, brim, US bill, nib:
        The peak of the fisherman's cap serves as an eyeshade.
        4 rise, crest, culminate, (reach a) climax, top (out):
        Prices peaked during the Christmas shopping season.
        Advanced English Dictionary
        noun, verb, adjective
        + noun
        1 [usually sing.] the point when sb/sth is best, most successful, strongest, etc: Traffic reaches its peak between 8 and 9 in the morning. + She's at the peak of her career. + the peaks and troughs of married life + Membership of the club has fallen from a peak of 600 people in 1990.
        Compare: OFF-PEAK
        2 the pointed top of a mountain; a mountain with a pointed top: a mountain peak + snow-capped / jagged peaks + The climbers made camp halfway up the peak.
        3 any narrow and pointed shape, edge, etc: Whisk the egg whites into stiff peaks. + He combed his hair into a peak.
        4 (BrE) (AmE bill, visor) the stiff front part of a cap that sticks out above your eyes
        + verb [V] to reach the highest point or value: Oil production peaked in the early 1980s. + Unemployment peaked at 17%. + an athlete who peaks (= produces his or her best performance) at just the right time
        + adjective [only before noun] used to describe the highest level of sth, or a time when the greatest number of people are doing sth or using sth: It was a time of peak demand for the product. + March is one of the peak periods for our business. + The athletes are all in peak condition. + We need extra help during the peak summer season. + (BrE) peak viewing time (= when the greatest number of people are watching television) + (BrE) peak rate telephone calls (= made during the busiest period and charged at the highest rate)
        Compare: OFF-PEAK
        Collocation Dictionary

        1 mountain top


        high | jagged, rocky | snow-capped, snow-covered | distant | mountain

        VERB + PEAK

        climb, conquer, scale

        PEAK + VERB

        rise, tower
        We looked up at the rocky peaks towering above us.


        on a/the ~
        climbers on the distant mountain peaks

        2 highest level, rate, etc.


        The share index rose to a new all-time peak of 2732.
        | summer, winter, etc.
        The influx of tourists has reached its summer peak.

        VERB + PEAK

        rise to/towards
        Production is rising back towards its 1999 peak.
        | hit, reach | fall below/from, pass | be past
        Her performance is just past its peak.

        PEAK + NOUN

        hours, period, season, time, year | demand
        at times of peak demand
        | rate
        peak-rate phone calls
        | level | efficiency, performance
        The engine is tuned to peak efficiency.
        | fitness, form


        at a/the/your ~
        The crisis was now at its peak. At his peak he was the best player in the world.
        | ~ of
        She is at the peak of her popularity. The party's numbers reached a peak of 40,000 in 2001.


        in peak condition
        You want your hair to look in peak condition.
        | peaks and troughs
        Economic life moves in cycles of peaks and troughs.

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