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peak
  • noun
    The pointed top of a mountain. (tatters of fog clung to the peak of the mountain)
    A projecting pointed part or shape. (whisk two egg whites to stiff peaks)
    The point of highest activity, quality, or achievement. (he was at his peak as a cricketer)
    verb
    Reach a highest point, either of a specified value or at a specified time. (the disease peaked in summer)
    adjective
    At the highest level; maximum. (the canal was restored to peak condition)
  • verb
    Decline in health and spirits; waste away. (she sat all day, peaking and pining, at the fire-side)

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