Meaning of PEAK in English

PEAK

I.

noun

1 mountain top

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , lofty , towering

▪ craggy , jagged , rocky , sharp

▪ snow-capped , snow-covered , snowy

▪ distant

▪ mountain

VERB + PEAK

▪ climb , conquer , scale

PEAK + VERB

▪ loom , rise , tower

We looked up at the rocky ~s towering above us.

PREPOSITION

▪ on a/the ~

climbers on the distant mountain ~s

2 highest level, rate, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ all-time

The share index rose to a new all-time ~ of 2112.

▪ seasonal

▪ summer , winter , etc.

The influx of tourists has reached its summer ~.

▪ sharp

The graph shows two very sharp price ~s.

VERB + PEAK

▪ rise to , rise towards/toward

Production is rising back towards/toward its 1999 ~.

▪ hit , reach

▪ fall below , fall from , pass

▪ be past

Her performance is just past its ~.

PEAK + NOUN

▪ hours , period , season , time , year

▪ demand

at times of ~ demand

▪ rate

peak-rate phone calls

▪ level

▪ efficiency , performance

The engine is tuned to ~ efficiency.

▪ fitness ( esp. BrE ), form

PREPOSITION

▪ at a/the/your ~

The crisis was now at its ~.

At his ~ he was the best player in the world.

▪ ~ of

She is at the ~ of her popularity.

The party's numbers reached a ~ of 40 000 in 2001.

PHRASES

▪ in ~ condition

You want your hair to look in ~ condition.

▪ ~s and troughs

Economic life moves in cycles of ~s and troughs.

II.

verb

Peak is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ movement

III.

adj.

Peak is used with these nouns: ↑ condition , ↑ demand , ↑ efficiency , ↑ fitness , ↑ hour , ↑ incidence , ↑ load , ↑ performance , ↑ period , ↑ production , ↑ season , ↑ time , ↑ workload , ↑ year

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