all-out


all-out
.all-'out
adj [only before noun]
done in a very determined way, and involving a lot of energy or anger
all-out war/attack/offensive etc
an all-out effort to win
>all out adv
Canada will have to go all out on the ice if they want to win.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • all-out — adj. 1. 1 using all available resources. all out war Syn: full scale. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all out — {adv. phr.}, {informal} With all your strength, power, or determination; to the best of your ability; without holding back. Usually used in the phrase go all out . * /We went all out to win the game./ * /John went all out to finish the job and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all out — {adv. phr.}, {informal} With all your strength, power, or determination; to the best of your ability; without holding back. Usually used in the phrase go all out . * /We went all out to win the game./ * /John went all out to finish the job and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all-out — adjective Date: 1908 1. made with maximum effort ; thoroughgoing < an all out effort to win the contest > 2. full blown 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all out — adverb Date: 1895 with full determination or enthusiasm ; with maximum effort used chiefly in the phrase go all out …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all-out war — {n.} Total war including civilian casualties as opposed to a war that is limited only to armies. * /Hitler was waging an all out war when he invaded Poland./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all-out war — {n.} Total war including civilian casualties as opposed to a war that is limited only to armies. * /Hitler was waging an all out war when he invaded Poland./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all-out effort — {n.} A great and thorough effort at solving a given problem. * /The President is making an all out effort to convince Congress to pass the pending bill on health care./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all-out effort — {n.} A great and thorough effort at solving a given problem. * /The President is making an all out effort to convince Congress to pass the pending bill on health care./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out Run — Arcade flyer for Out Run featuring the in game map. Developer(s) Sega AM2 Publisher(s) …   Wikipedia

  • all the way — or[the whole way] {adv. phr.} 1. From start to finish during the whole distance or time. * /Jack climbed all the way to the top of the tree./ * /Joe has played the whole way in the football game and it s almost over./ 2. In complete agreement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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