[ awl-in ]

  1. Wrestling. without restrictions; with virtually every type of hold permitted.

  2. Jazz. performed by all members of the group; played ensemble: An all-in refrain followed the solos.

  1. British. with extras included; inclusive: at the all-in rate.

Origin of all-in

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby all-in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use all-in in a sentence

  • Several people did mention a Murville, who was a business agent, then a swindler, and all-in-all a thoroughly bad fellow.

  • Blasphemy rebukes not the godless lie that denies Him as all-in-all, nor does it ascribe to Him all presence, power, and glory.

    No and Yes | Mary Baker Eddy
  • He knew God as infinite, and therefore as the all-in-all; and we shall know this truth when we awake in the divine likeness.

    No and Yes | Mary Baker Eddy
  • It took a good while to convince the woman that the all-in-One was worth it, but she yielded out of pity for his hungry state.

  • This was the kindest reception that Lambert had received since taking to the road to found his fortunes on the all-in-One.

British Dictionary definitions for all in

all in

  1. (postpositive) informal completely exhausted; tired out

adverb, adjective(all-in when prenominal)
    • with all expenses or costs included in the price: the flat is one hundred pounds a week all in

    • (prenominal): the all-in price is thirty pounds

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