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Meaning of “all” - Learner’s Dictionary

all

adverb     /ɔːl/
A2 completely or very: You're all wet! I'm all excited now.Both, all, each and every
all over A2 in every place: Lee has travelled all over the world.Intensifying expressions finished: It was all over very quickly.Causing something to endComing to an end
2/5/8, etc all B1 used to say that two players or teams have the same number of points in a game: It was 3 all at half time.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
all along B2 from the beginning of a period of time: I said all along that it was a mistake.Always and never
all but almost: The film was all but over by the time we arrived.AlmostMerely and barely
all the better/easier/more exciting, etc much better, easier, etc: The journey was all the more dangerous because of the bad weather.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
all in all B2 considering everything: All in all, I think she did well.General
(Definition of all adverb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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