Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With every possible effort: worked all out to make the deadline.

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  • adj. The state of a side having no more men to bat, thus ending its innings.
  • adv. With maximum effort.
  • adv. Without regard for risk.

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Examples

  • And Foo comes out of the bedroom, all cute, holding his UV floodlight like he's going to save me, then sees that they are all out cold and gives me a big kiss and is like, "You rock."

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  • Once Tobin had pleaded, I was all out of continuances.

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  • As soon as youare all out there's goin 'to be a new pufformance, and each and all are welcome at the same and simple price of admission.

    Penrod

  • It burst out of the tunnel behind them like a runaway train and collected them on the way—hurling them all out into the air, sending them sailing in a high-curving arc ten stories down before they all landed together with simultaneous sandy splashes.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Flanders Mall is a big draw for a lot of small towns in Northern Minnesota, so mall management goes all out when it comes to holidays.

    Kiss It

  • I finished putting on my makeup, going all out with the smoky eye and glossy lips that looked good against my rod-set hair.

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  • Miss Kew waited till we were all out the door and next thing you know she ran out after us.

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  • We were all out at dinner one night and as were walking to the car, a total JACKASS! came zooming by and hit DEAR JOHN!

    Mortified

  • And there she was, pouring it all out – her visit to Miss Mary Anne – the catalogue used to screen her face – the message which had come up on the blank white spaces and faded again.

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  • “Now we had this all out before, when we landed on the Carrock,” he said.

    The Hobbit

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