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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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  2. 2
    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

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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