all-out

[ awl-out ]
/ ˈɔlˌaʊt /

adjective

using all one's resources; complete; total: an all-out effort.

Nearby words

  1. all-nighter,
  2. all-or-none,
  3. all-or-none law,
  4. all-or-nothing,
  5. all-ordinaries index,
  6. all-over,
  7. all-overs,
  8. all-pass,
  9. all-points bulletin,
  10. all-powerful

Origin of all-out

1905–10; adj. use of all out utterly, completely, Middle English al out

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British Dictionary definitions for all-out

all-out

/ informal /

adjective

using one's maximum powersan all-out effort

adverb all out

to one's maximum effort or capacityhe went all out on the home stretch
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