all to

adverb

Definition of all to

obsolete

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of all to

Middle English al to- completely apart, completely to pieces, from Old English eall tō-, from eall completely + tō-, te- apart, to pieces — more at all, dis-


First Known Use: before 12th century


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