"all at once" meaning in English

Adverb

IPA: /ˌɔːl ət ˈwʌn(t)s/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˌɔl ət ˈwʌn(t)s/ [General-American], /ˌɑl ət ˈwʌn(t)s/ [General-American] Audio: en-au-all at once.ogg [Australia]
  1. Unexpectedly; without warning; all of a sudden. Tags: idiomatic, not-comparable
    Translations (unexpectedly): najednou (Czech), soudain (French), tout d'un coup (French), d'un coup d'un seul (French), უეცრად (uecrad) (Georgian), μεμιάς (memiás) (Greek), ἀθρόως (athróōs) [Ancient] (Greek), hirtelen (Hungarian), váratlanul (Hungarian), egyszer csak (Hungarian), egyszerre csak (Hungarian), tutto in una volta (Italian), d'un tratto (Italian), tutto d'un tratto (Italian), znienacka (Polish), nagle (Polish), ni stąd ni zowąd (Polish), do nada (Portuguese), de repente (Portuguese), вдруг (vdrug) (Russian), внеза́пно (vnezápno) (Russian), неожи́данно (neožídanno) (Russian) Disambiguation of 'unexpectedly': 97 3
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: All at the same time; all together. Tags: not-comparable
    Categories (kind): &lit not valid pagename, Time Categories (other): &lit not valid pagename, Time Translations (All at the same time, all together): d'un seul coup (French), ἀθρόον (athróon) [Ancient] (Greek), παμπληθεί (pamplētheí) [Ancient] (Greek), (mind/mindenki/mindnyájan) egyszerre (Hungarian), in un sol colpo (Italian), nello stesso momento (Italian), in una sola volta (Italian), petapeta (Maori), wszystko naraz (Polish) Disambiguation of 'All at the same time, all together': 4 96

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      "sense": "unexpectedly",
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      "sense": "unexpectedly",
      "word": "tutto in una volta"
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      "sense": "unexpectedly",
      "word": "d'un tratto"
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      "code": "it",
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      "sense": "unexpectedly",
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      "sense": "unexpectedly",
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      "sense": "unexpectedly",
      "word": "nagle"
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      "sense": "unexpectedly",
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      "sense": "unexpectedly",
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