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all-out

[awl-out] /ˈɔlˌaʊt/
adjective
1.
using all one's resources; complete; total:
an all-out effort.
Origin of all-out
1905-1910
1905-10; adj. use of all out utterly, completely, Middle English al out
Synonyms
unstinting, exhaustive, unremitting.
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  • Only this all-out scale of production will hasten the ultimate all-out victory.

  • Im going to stick around until the all-out alarm is sounded.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Not just four ordinary flights, but four all-out invasion formations with all the punch the Royal Air Force could put behind them.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • You have had one little love-affair, and never had a good, all-out fight in your life!

    Three Elephant Power Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
  • Mitch, who wanted to quit an all-out war, reached for the fusing switch.

    Way of a Rebel Walter M. Miller
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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