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1

Also, the whole way. The entire distance, from start to finish, as in He ran all the way home, or The baby cried the whole way home. [Late 1700s]

2

Completely, as in I'm on your side all the way. [First half of 1900s]

3

See go all the way.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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