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all-out

[awl-out] /ˈɔlˌaʊt/
adjective
1.
using all one's resources; complete; total:
an all-out effort.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; adj. use of all out utterly, completely, Middle English al out
Synonyms
unstinting, exhaustive, unremitting.
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British Dictionary definitions for all-out

all-out

adjective
1.
using one's maximum powers: an all-out effort
adverb
2.
to one's maximum effort or capacity: he went all out on the home stretch
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Slang definitions & phrases for all-out

all-out

adjective

Holding nothing back; sparing nothing: an all-out effort

adverb

: He ran all-out for ten minutes


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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