full tilt

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  1. at the full potential, speed, energy, forcefulness, etc.

Origin of full tilt

First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby full tilt

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How to use full tilt in a sentence

  • In deciding Justice Stevens' successor, the White House expects a full-tilt battle.

    Inside Obama's Supreme Strategy | Richard Wolffe | April 13, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • He said, here John McCain is going full tilt after a true conservative.

    The Thorn in McCain's Side | Lloyd Grove | February 17, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • In the pitchy darkness, the messenger encounters him, and running full tilt against him, knocks the bunch of keys into the mud.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • The next moment Harvey, with a sudden turn of the tiller, threw the Surprise full tilt at the oncoming sloop.

    The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
  • The people gave a huge shout, and the fiery beast went careering round the square at full tilt.

    The Making of a Saint | William Somerset Maugham
  • Lots of t-t-times I cracked him with the b-b-butt of my rifle, and staggered him, but he only c-came at me again full tilt.

  • We had come up full tilt, pursued by the Americans, and an American bullet had grazed my arm.

    In Hostile Red | Joseph Altsheler