: complete, total
a full-out effort

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This comes just days after Waterhouse went full-out in this sheer, plunging emerald dress by Stéphane Rolland Couture. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 27 Feb. 2023 People may have wanted hairogaphy or a full-out 8-count for the Super Bowl, but that’s just not Rihanna’s vibe. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 14 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of full-out was in the 14th century

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“Full-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-out. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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