all-out

See also: all out

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

all +‎ out

AdjectiveEdit

all-out (not comparable)

  1. using every available means
    They were planning to launch an all-out attack against the enemy.
    • 1995, Wendy McElroy, “Preface”, in XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography:
      Chapter Six is an all-out defense of pornography
    • 2011 March 1, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd”, in BBC[1]:
      This was a wonderful advert for the Premier League, with both Chelsea and United intent on all-out attack - but Ferguson will be concerned at how his side lost their way after imperiously controlling much of the first period.
    • 2020 April 8, “Network News: COVID-19: Questions and Answers”, in Rail, page 11:
      Will there be any further restrictions on travel?
      [...] The Foreign Office has already issued an Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice for British nationals not to undertake any but essential international travel, but an all-out ban from either the British or French governments would leave Eurostar unable to run any of its international services through the Channel Tunnel.
  2. covering all aspects without exception
    This book is an all-out examination of a very important issue in our community.

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AdverbEdit

all-out (comparative more all-out, superlative most all-out)

  1. In a manner in which one uses every available means, sparing no effort.
    The workers went all-out in order to finish the job on time.

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