all-out

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all +‎ out

Adjective[edit]

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”, in BBC[1]:
      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.
    • 1995, Wendy McElroy, “Preface”, in XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography:
      Chapter Six is an all-out defense of pornography
  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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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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