exhaust (all) the possibilities

Definition of exhaust (all) the possibilities

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to consume entirely :  use up

    :  to tire extremely or completely

    :  to deprive of a valuable quality or constituent

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

    :  the gas or vapor thus escaping

    :  the conduit through which used gases escape

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

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

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

    : 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

    :  everybody, everything

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

possibilityplay possibilities
  1. :  the condition or fact of being possible

    :  one's utmost power, capacity, or ability

    :  something that is possible

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