Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
all-out \all-out\ adj. 1. 1 using all available resources. all-out war
a. using every available means adv. In a manner in which one uses every available means, sparing no effort.
adj. using all available resources; "all-out war"; "a full-scale campaign against nuclear power plants" [syn: full-scale]
Usage examples of "all-out".
Jefferson remained at Monticello, Adams at Peacefield, neither taking any part in what quickly became a vicious, all-out battle.
Combat commanders wanted to mount an all-out assault on Texas immediately, withdrawing huge units of the fleet from the Cassiopeian lines.
Until now, it seemed, no one had really thought about what all-out war with the Furies would mean.
The cries of pain and bloodstained clothing of his adversaries made him grateful for the techniques gleaned from his associates in La Justicia, as infallible on the Circle of the Master as in all-out, hand-to-hand combat.
His processing plant in Virginia was nonunion, and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union began an all-out boycott campaign against his chickens.
Islas Piedras and that military action will simply be a provocation to all-out war.
Not only was he to do everything he could to uncover both the source and any possible cure for the illness, but he had been additionally instructed to do whatever was necessary to prevent the assassination of the Wahhabi leadership, which all the political minds back in DC agreed would plunge Saudi Arabia into an all-out revolution.
We can decide that we are never going to try to make an all-out effort to remove Saddam before he acquires nuclear weapons but rather will simply try to deter him once he has acquired them, or we can embark on an invasion.
One thing was clear, verability, and nonexistent radar signature, the bouncers though: there was a map outline of North America on would be a last-ditch method to get to the heartland of the which a location had been marked--somewhere in south- Soviet Union to deliver a fatal blow in case of all-out war.
Iraq provides enough of a sense that the armed forces are unlikely to fight that many experts suspect that if we prepare for all-out war, we might not have to fight one.
The bottom line is that the evidence coming out of Iraq provides enough of a sense that the armed forces are unlikely to fight that many experts suspect that if we prepare for all-out war, we might not have to fight one.
Roy proposes an all-out campaign to find them by conventional radio means after the voyagers have emerged from the nospace tube to investigate Planet B.
Though some were cagy, hinting at Amazing Simplicity and Ingenious Devising, whilst giving no details, most of the letters were all-out philo-sophick confessions, showing either an unhealthy naivete, or an inner certainty that the Scheme would never work anyway.
Three days before there had been an all-out assault on the Ant Farm, and Baylor had not recovered from it.
After two years of talk, the American and British staffs remained at loggerheads: the Americans adamant for an all-out smash into France in 1944, the British holding out for less risky operations in the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean.