run the gamut

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Definition of run the gamut

: to encompass an entire range of something Her emotions ran the gamut from joy to despair.

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“Run the gamut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20the%20gamut. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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