exhaust (all) the possibilities

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of exhaust (all) the possibilities

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

Word by Word Definitions

exhaust play
  1. : to consume entirely : use up

  2. : to tire extremely or completely

  3. : to deprive of a valuable quality or constituent

  1. : the escape of used gas or vapor from an engine

  2. : the gas or vapor thus escaping

  3. : the conduit through which used gases escape

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

possibility play possibilities
  1. : the condition or fact of being possible

  2. : one's utmost power, capacity, or ability

  3. : something that is possible


exhaust all/the possibilities

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Definition of exhaust all/the possibilities

:to do everything one can think of doing

Word by Word Definitions

exhaust play
  1. : to consume entirely : use up

  2. : to tire extremely or completely

  3. : to deprive of a valuable quality or constituent

  1. : the escape of used gas or vapor from an engine

  2. : the gas or vapor thus escaping

  3. : the conduit through which used gases escape

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

possibility play possibilities
  1. : the condition or fact of being possible

  2. : one's utmost power, capacity, or ability

  3. : something that is possible


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