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prefix all- pronunciation in American English /ɔl/
  1. 1
    only: used with many adjectives and nouns to show that something includes only the type of thing or person mentioned

    an all-female band

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    whole: used with many nouns to show that something includes the whole of something, or all the people or things of that type
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  3. 3
    including everything: used with some adjectives and participles to show that something includes everything, or to add emphasis

    all-encompassing peace talks


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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