Microsoft Corp. topped $100 billion


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"Microsoft Corp. topped $100 billion in annual revenue for the first time as the software giant remakes itself from a legacy software provider into a power player in cloud computing."

Source: WSJ, Friday July 20, 2018 by Jay Greene.

Would you please explain the use and meaning of verb "top" in the above? I looked in the dictionary but I cannot determine if it is either reach/touch/hit or exceed/go beyond.

Thank you.
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    I agree with Edinburgher and Myridon. It's definition #16 in the WR dictionary:

    to be greater than (something) in height, amount, etc.
    Those unemployment figures topped the numbers for our worst years.
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