exhaust (all) the possibilities

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Definition of exhaust (all) the possibilities

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to try everything one can They've exhausted (all) the possibilities.

exhaust all/the possibilities

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Definition of exhaust all/the possibilities (Entry 2 of 2)

: to do everything one can think of doing

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“Exhaust (all) the possibilities.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhaust%20%28all%29%20the%20possibilities. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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