1. Mang nghĩa "ở trên, đặt ở phía bên trên cái gì"
=If one thing is on top of another, it is placed over it or on its highest part.
IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:
- ...the vacuum flask that was resting on top of the stove.
- ...the fairy on top of the Christmas tree.
- Place the sliced chicken fillet on top and pour a little sauce over it.
- You always put your interests on top. (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: Bạn luôn luôn đặt lợi ích của mình lên hàng đầu)
2. Mang nghĩa "ở vị trí số một, trong tầm điều khiển"
=in a situation where you are in control or winning/You say that someone is on top when they have reached the most important position in an organization or business.
- United stayed on top throughout most of the match.
- How does he stay on top, 17 years after becoming foreign minister?
- She came out on top in every race.
- Peter was on top throughout the match. (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: Peter luôn ở vị trí cao hơn trong suốt cuộc thi đấu)