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English definition of “full”

full

adjective (COMPLETE)    /fʊl/
A2 [before noun] complete , whole , or containing a lot of detail : Please give your full name and address . We do not yet have full details of the story . Few journalists have managed to convey the full horror of the situation . The full impact of the tax changes is yet to be felt . Today's my last full day in Paris . He unwound the rope to its full extent . Are you a full member (= do you have all the membership rights ) of the club ? Some plants need to be in full sun (= to have the sun shining on them) all the time .Complete and wholeVery and extreme in full B1 completely : The bill must be paid in full by the end of the month .Complete and wholeVery and extreme in full flow If an activity is in full flow , it is happening fast and with energy : Preparations for the event are now in full flow .Occurring and happening be in full swing If an event is in full swing , it has already been happening for a period of time and there is a lot of activity : The party was in full swing by the time we arrived .Occurring and happening in full view able to be seen by other people : Andy and Vicki had a furious row outside their house , in full view of the neighbours .VisibleApparent and obvious
(Definition of full adjective (COMPLETE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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