all-out

all-out
also all out
ADJ: ADJ n
You use all-out to describe actions that are carried out in a very energetic and determined way, using all the resources available.

He launched an all-out attack on his critics.

...an all-out effort to bring the fire under control.

ADV: ADV after v
All out is also an adverb.

We will be going all out to ensure it doesn't happen again.


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