full-bore

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full-bore (not comparable)

  1. Thoroughgoing; complete; total.
    The problem had grown into a full-bore crisis.
    He is full-bore environmental activist.
  2. Denoting a firearm of relatively large caliber.
    Mounted on the wall was a full-bore elephant gun.

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Adverb[edit]

full-bore (not comparable)

  1. At top speed; with full power.
    The car raced full-bore into oncoming traffic.

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References[edit]

  • full-bore” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.