"all the way" meaning in English

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Adverb

Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-all the way.wav [UK]
Head templates: {{en-adv|-}} all the way (not comparable)
  1. Completely, as much as possible; in full; to the end or full extent. Tags: not-comparable
    Sense id: all_the_way-en-adv-DRYbfeY~ Derived forms: go all the way Translations (to the end): loppuun saakka (Finnish), loppuun asti (Finnish), jusqu'au bout (French), ბოლომდე (bolomde) (Georgian), durchgehend (German), durchweg (German), végig (Hungarian), infine (Italian), usque (Latin), gabe- (Ojibwe), ealne weġ (Old English), (Polish), aż do (Polish), até o fim (Portuguese) Disambiguation of 'to the end': 100 0
  2. (of food, colloquial) With every typical condiment or topping. Tags: colloquial, not-comparable, of food
    Sense id: all_the_way-en-adv-cfUrlfj1

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        "With every typical condiment or topping."
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      "sense": "to the end",
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      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "jusqu'au bout"
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      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "bolomde",
      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "ბოლომდე"
    },
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      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "durchgehend"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "durchweg"
    },
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      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "végig"
    },
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      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "infine"
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      "lang": "Latin",
      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "usque"
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      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "gabe-"
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      "sense": "to the end",
      "word": "ealne weġ"
    },
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      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "to the end",
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      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "to the end",
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    },
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