"all-out" meaning in English

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Adjective

Etymology: all + out Etymology templates: {{compound|en|all|out}} all + out Head templates: {{en-adj|-}} all-out (not comparable)
  1. using every available means Tags: not-comparable
    Sense id: all-out-en-adj-B~u0j1Xs Translations (using every available means): 竭盡全力 [Mandarin] (Chinese), 竭尽全力 (jiéjìnquánlì) [Mandarin] (Chinese), totaalinen (Finnish), dólámhach (Irish), a tutto campo (Italian), in piena regola (Italian), sin cuartel (Spanish) Disambiguation of 'using every available means': 99 1
  2. covering all aspects without exception Tags: not-comparable
    Sense id: all-out-en-adj-ZUpI2wUL Translations (covering all aspects): 全面的 (quánmiàn de) [Mandarin] (Chinese), 綜合的 [Mandarin] (Chinese), 综合的 (zōnghé de) [Mandarin] (Chinese), kaikenkattava (Finnish), sistemático (Galician), completo (Galician), exhaustivo (Galician), in piena regola (Italian) Disambiguation of 'covering all aspects': 5 95
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Related terms: full-scale

Adverb

Etymology: all + out Etymology templates: {{compound|en|all|out}} all + out Head templates: {{en-adv}} all-out (comparative more all-out, superlative most all-out) Forms: more all-out [comparative], most all-out [superlative]
  1. In a manner in which one uses every available means, sparing no effort.
    Sense id: all-out-en-adv-iGyTlZhG Related terms: as all get-out Translations (in a manner in which one uses every available means): 竭盡全力 [Mandarin] (Chinese), 竭尽全力 (jiéjìnquánlì) [Mandarin] (Chinese), kaikki pelissä (Finnish)

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