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past tense and past participle
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be capped with something
to have a particular substance on top
a graceful tower capped with a golden dome
magnificent cliffs capped by lovely wild flowers
to limit the amount of something, especially money, that can be used, allowed, or spent
the only county to have its spending capped by the government
to say, do, or be something that is better, worse, or more extreme than something that has just happened or been said
Well, we went three nights with no sleep at all. I bet you can't cap that!
be capped by something
to have something very good or very bad at the end of an event
a fabulous weekend, capped by dinner in the Times Square Hotel
to choose someone for a national sports team
He's been capped three times for England.
to cap it all (off)
used before a statement to say that something is the last in a series of annoying, unpleasant, or funny events
To cap it all, the phones didn't work, and there was no hot water.
snow-capped, white-capped etc
with snow on top, with white on top etc
to cover a tooth with a special hard white substance
He's had his teeth capped.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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