all-out

adjective \ ˈȯl-ˈau̇t \

Definition of all-out

1 :made with maximum effort :thoroughgoing
  • an all-out effort to win the contest
2 :full-blown 2

First Known Use of all-out

1893


all out

adverb

Definition of all out

:with full determination or enthusiasm :with maximum effort used chiefly in the phrase go all out

Examples of all out in a Sentence

  1. went all out for her New Year's Eve party—she even had fireworks!

First Known Use of all out

1840


ALL-OUT Defined for English Language Learners

all-out

adjective

Definition of all-out for English Language Learners

  • : made or done with as much effort as possible

  • : fully developed


ALL-OUT Defined for Kids

all-out

adjective \ ˈȯl-ˈau̇t \

Definition of all-out for Students

:as great as possible
  • We made an all-out effort to get there on time.


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