from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Using all available means or resources: an all-out sprint; an all-out conservation program.
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- adj. using every available means
- adj. covering all aspects without exception
- adv. In a manner in which one uses every available means, sparing no effort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. using all available resources.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. using all available resources
James Clifton defines what he calls an "all-out global war for good jobs."
It uses a four-cylinder Honda engine and eschews all creature comforts in the name of all-out performance.
In our house, the potty battles escalated until we were engaged in what could only be called an all-out potty war!
Another longtime Republican target, Planned Parenthood, would be banned from receiving funding under an amendment offered by Rep. Mike Pence R-Ind., which Democrats called an "all-out war on women."
“Yep, I’ll bet ole Uncle Horace is going to have exactly what my wife would call an all-out hissy.”
The mentoring sessions are followed by the battle rounds, in which the coaches narrow their teams by pitting them against each other in pairs in an all-out sing-off.
The GOP is holding closed-door talks with energy lobbyists, report Darren Good and Robin Bravender: With the backing of GOP caucus leaders, aides for House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee ranking member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) are seeking unwavering support from a host of industries for an all-out push to block federal and state climate rules...
What starts out as post-black-tie cocktails easily turns into an all-out dance party.
Swept into power on a wave of discontent over joblessness and an anemic economy, these officials have wasted no time in launching an all-out attack on women's rights to reproductive health care and abortion.
Rep. Fred Upton has launched an all-out attack on the government s ability to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution.