Definition of 'peak'
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Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. The Sun (2016)In peak season it could take an hour to go one way. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This one is still at peak performance three months in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is intended to speed up sales processing and provide better service online regardless of demand peaks during busy trading periods. Computing (2010)So peaks just above the mountain classification of 2,000ft may now be a few inches too short. The Sun (2016)At the peak of his career in the mid-1960s he was so busy that he rarely had time to go home. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Autumn has reached its peak. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added:'Exactly when the peaks in activity occur can vary. The Sun (2016)Peak demand now came on summer days rather than winter nights. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To wake up and see lochs and mountain peaks gliding past is to feel still more so. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will be especially useful for areas with peak use. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Whisk to soft peaks then set aside. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Whisk egg whites to form soft peaks and fold in to yolk and prawn mix. The Sun (2014)The great actor had serious struggles with choking while at the peak of his career. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We rolled along towards the white towns looking like summer snow caps atop the peaks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The optimal solution is found when you have reached a peak on the utility surface. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Twenty years is enough time for troughs and peaks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Most of the passengers closed their eyes and prayed as the aircraft lurched above the peaks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We offer multiple connections during peak turnover times. Christianity Today (2000)That is why hoping that the peak of the crisis is past does not make it so. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How much of peak demand should its service system be designed to satisfy? Total Customer Service (The Ultimate Weapon) (1990)The warm haze of the metropolis beyond spreads low over the base of a mountain peak. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That was the peak of his career. ITF World of Tennis (1993)Signs of strain suggest that the smartphone segment has perhaps reached its peak. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The wheat or mustard should be dug up and burned just before the end of these peak periods. The Sun (2011)It can also suck cheap electricity from the grid in the middle of the night for use in peak daytime hours. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The subsequent slump wiped out 49% of peak values. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More often than not, companies face higher costs during peak periods, which can explain the higher prices charged. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)A generation which should have peaked at the World Cup was allowed to become an egotistical rabble. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: peak /piːk/ NOUN
The peak of a process or activity is the point at which it is at its strongest, most successful, or most fully developed.
...the peak of the morning rush hour.
- American English: peak
- Arabic: ذُرْوَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pico
- Chinese: 顶峰
- Croatian: vrhunac
- Czech: vrchol činnosti
- Danish: højdepunkt
- Dutch: piek
- European Spanish: pico monte
- Finnish: huippu
- French: pic
- German: Gipfel
- Greek: κορυφή
- Italian: picco
- Japanese: 尖端
- Korean: 뾰족한 끝
- Norwegian: topp
- Polish: szczyt wierzchołek
- European Portuguese: pico
- Romanian: apogeu
- Russian: вершина
- Spanish: pico cúspide
- Swedish: topp
- Thai: จุดสูงสุด
- Turkish: zirve
- Ukrainian: пік
- Vietnamese: đỉnh
British English: peak ADJECTIVE
The peak level or value of something is its highest level or value.
Today's price is lower than the peak level.
British English: peak VERB
When something peaks, it reaches its highest value or its highest level.
Temperatures have peaked at over thirty degrees.
- American English: peak
- Brazilian Portuguese: atingir o máximo
- Chinese: 达到峰值
- European Spanish: alcanzar el valor máximo
- French: atteindre un maximum
- German: den Höchststand erreichen
- Italian: raggiungere il culmine
- Japanese: 頂点に達する
- Korean: 최고점에 달하다
- European Portuguese: atingir o máximo
- Spanish: alcanzar el valor máximo
Definition of peak from the Collins English Dictionary
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