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Definition of all to

: all to pieces : thoroughly, completely a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull — Judges 9:53 (Authorized Version)

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First Known Use of all to

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for all to

Middle English al to- completely apart, completely to pieces, from Old English eall tō-, from eall completely + tō-, te- apart, to pieces

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“All to.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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