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      determiner  
1   
a    the whole quantity or amount of; totality of; every one of a class  
all the rice, all men are mortal     
b    (as pronoun; functioning as sing or pl)  
all of it is nice, all are welcome     
c    (in combination with a noun used as a modifier)  
an all-ticket match, an all-amateur tournament, an all-night sitting     
2    the greatest possible  
in all earnestness     
3    any whatever  
to lose all hope of recovery, beyond all doubt     
4    above all          most of all; especially  
5    after all      See       after       11  
6    all along          all the time  
7    all but   almost; nearly  
all but dead     
8    all of   no less or smaller than  
she's all of thirteen years     
9    all over  
a    finished; at an end  
the affair is all over between us     
b    over the whole area (of something); everywhere (in, on, etc.)  
all over England     
c      (Also (Irish))    all out   typically; representatively (in the phrase that's me (you, him, us, them, etc.) all over)  
d    unduly effusive towards  
e      (Sport)   in a dominant position over  
10       See       all in  
11    all in all  
a    everything considered  
all in all, it was a great success     
b    the object of one's attention or interest  
you are my all in all     
12    all that     (Also)    that   usually used with a negative  
Informal   (intensifier)  
she's not all that intelligent     
13    all the   foll by a comparative adjective or adverb   so much (more or less) than otherwise  
we must work all the faster now     
14    all too   definitely but regrettably  
it's all too true     
15    and all     (Brit)  
informal   as well; too  
and you can take that smile off your face and all     
16    and all that  
Informal  
a    and similar or associated things; et cetera  
coffee, tea, and all that will be served in the garden     
b    used as a filler or to make what precedes more vague: in this sense, it often occurs with concessive force  
she was sweet and pretty and all that, but I still didn't like her     
c       See       that       4  
17    as all that   as one might expect or hope  
she's not as pretty as all that, but she has personality     
18    at all  
a    used with a negative or in a question   in any way whatsoever or to any extent or degree  
I didn't know that at all     
b    even so; anyway  
I'm surprised you came at all     
19    be all for  
Informal   to be strongly in favour of  
20    for all  
a    in so far as; to the extent that  
for all anyone knows, he was a baron     
b    notwithstanding  
for all my pushing, I still couldn't move it     
21    for all that   in spite of that  
he was a nice man for all that     
22    in all   altogether  
there were five of them in all     
      adv  
23    (in scores of games) apiece; each  
the score at half time was three all     
      n  
24    preceded by: my, your, his, etc.   (one's) complete effort or interest  
to give your all, you are my all     
25    totality or whole,   (Related prefixes)        pan-       panto-  
     (Old English eall; related to Old High German al, Old Norse allr, Gothic alls all)  
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come along

  
  
develop, improve, mend, perk up, pick up, progress, rally, recover, recuperate  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adv.
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
adj.
liked best of all
[US] Example Sentence: Reverso is my newest favorite online dictionary so I have shared it with my EAL students in the high school.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
adj.
all right; runing smoothly
[Slang];[UK] Everything is tickety-boo with building our new house; soon we will move in.
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
n.
a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
abbr. acron.
greatest of all time
[Slang] You won! You're the GOAT!
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
sentence containing all letters of a given alphabet at least once.The canonical example in English is: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'.
A perfect pangram contains each letter of the alphabet just once and thus is far more difficult to come up with. The best seems to be: 'Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx'.
exp.
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
n.
1. the discharge or release of a person appearing in court of all criminal charges because they have been found not guilty. 2. a release from an obligation, duty, or debt.
legal E.g After the clear acquittal from the judge, he had to start his life all over again.
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
exp.
celebrate smth. with excitement; party wildly; party all night long
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
n.
The non-gaming internet shop refers to a place where the game sites are blocked or not installed on all computer units.
exp.
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
[Hum.];[Iron.]
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