: complete, total
a full-out effort

Examples of full-out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fit Resistance Bands to use during a more extensive, full-out workout. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 3 July 2024 The exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel has intensified in recent weeks, and Israelis have been eyeing the possible beginning of a full-out war in the north. Kat Lonsdorf, NPR, 18 June 2024 This chicanery makes Leave the World Behind the most insolent executive-office musing ever committed to film — a full-out assault on the nation’s people. Armond White, National Review, 10 Apr. 2024 In another video shared by the NFL, Swift arrived with Blake Lively, who went full-out in a red track suit. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 11 Feb. 2024 The Old Statehouse, Annapolis, Maryland Lights up on full-out action: WHITE MEN in period clothing, in the midst of an impassioned debate. Anna Deavere Smith, The Atlantic, 13 Nov. 2023 Downstairs is a full-out club that has hosted parties for everyone from J. Crew to Emily Ratajkowski. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 9 Oct. 2023 From gentle fussing to full-out fights elevated by jealousy and gossiping, each woman carries their wounds, expectations and disappointments. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 3 Oct. 2023 An ecumenical streak is evident, too, particularly in the uproarious story the comic tells about his family yielding one December to the prevailing American custom and staging a full-out Christmas for a grieving gentile friend. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 27 June 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 15 Jul. 2024.

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