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all-around

[ awl-uh-round ]
/ ˈɔl əˌraʊnd /
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adjective

able to do many things; versatile: an all-around player.
broadly applicable; not specialized: an all-around education.
inclusive; comprehensive; complete: an all-around failure.

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Origin of all-around

First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for all-around

all-around

adjective

(prenominal) the US equivalent of all-round
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