all out

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all out (not comparable)

  1. (cricket) The state of a side having no more men to bat, thus ending its innings.
  2. Alternative form of all-out (comprehensive: using every means or covering every aspect)


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

  1. (idiomatic) With maximum effort.
  2. (idiomatic) Without regard for risk.
  3. (idiomatic) Altogether; by far.
    • 1840, The Sea: Narratives of Adventure and Shipwreck, Tales and Sketches:
      Oh, bedad! He was all out the worst sight ever came across ould Ireland
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, →OCLC:
      Intemperate Venus is all out as bad in the other extreame[sic].

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