Definition of full out in English:

full out

phrase

  • 1As much or as far as possible; with maximum effort or power.

    ‘he held his foot to the floor until the car raced full out’
    • ‘His smirk disappeared and he was full out glaring at me.’
    • ‘One 15-year-old ballet student made this mistake in her summer program last year by dancing full out before her body had adjusted to four classes a day.’
    • ‘She full out smacked my shoulder and I bounced away from her, grinning and saying, ‘You'd look cute.’’
    • ‘You and players like you truly make us baseball fans appreciate all the more those players who go full out every day, hurt or not, and never complain.’
    • ‘One night as I laid in bed, I cried, I full out cried.’
    • ‘I try to do what my doctor says and skip certain steps, like arabesque, but I feel like I'm being lazy unless I do everything full out.’
    • ‘I ran full out down the main corridor.’
    • ‘She joined as a dancer in 1974 and began doing character and mime roles in 1976, which she still does, although she stopped dancing full out in 1985.’
    • ‘Clonaslee Tidy Towns committee are working full out in an effort to enhance the appearance of the village before judging in the national competition takes place.’
    • ‘I always go full out and I was definitely going full out in white heels.’
    to the maximum, flat out
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  • 2Printing
    Flush with the margin.

    • ‘Paragraphs starting ‘full out’ may be indistinguishable from the previous paragraph if the latter ends with a full, or almost full, line.’