all-out

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all + out

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all-out (not comparable)

  1. using every available means
    They were planning to launch an all-out attack against the enemy.
    • 2011 March 1, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd”, BBC:
      This was a wonderful advert for the Premier League, with both Chelsea and United intent on all-out attack - but Ferguson will be concerned at how his side lost their way after imperiously controlling much of the first period.
  2. covering all aspects without exception
    This book is an all-out examination of a very important issue in our community.

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Adverb[edit]

all-out (comparative more all-out, superlative most all-out)

  1. In a manner in which one uses every available means, sparing no effort.
    The workers went all-out in order to finish the job on time.

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