(COMPLETELY) [adverb] [not gradable] - completelyThis coat is all wool while the other one is a blend.Is the milk all gone? I'll buy some more this afternoon.The downstairs rooms were painted all in greens and blues.The baby got food all over its bib.Don't let those awful boys get you all upset.She's been all over town/all along the street looking for you.Don't tell me any more - I've already heard all about it.I used to have to work over-time, but, thankfully, that is all over now.The Princess lived all alone/by herself in the middle of the forest.I'm paying, so it's drinks all round (= for everyone).It was a ghastly business all round (= completely).See also all right.All is also used after a number to mean that both teams or players in a game have equal points.The score at half-time was still four all.Mum's not all that (= not very) keen on me having a disco for my party.The game was all but (= almost) over by the time we arrived.(UK and ANZ) It was all go (= extremely busy) in town today.If you say that you are all in, you mean that you are very tired and unable to do anything more.To go all out means to put all your energy/enthusiasm into what you are doing.His parents went all out to make his birthday party special.The team went all out for a win.The publisher made an all-out effort to get the book out on time.She's always talking - that's Claire, all over (= that is typical of Claire).If you say that things are all over the place/(UK also) all over the shop, you mean that they are scattered in a lot of different places in an untidy way.He'd gone out in a hurry and left his things all over the place.They must have had a party - there were bottles and glasses and stuff all over the shop.He'll be all smiles/apologies/charm (= He will smile/apologize a lot/be very charming) when you meet him, but I wouldn't trust him an inch.(informal disapproving) He's all mouth/talk (= He never does any of the things that he says he will).All the is used before comparative adjectives and adverbs to mean 'even' or 'much'.I've lost ten kilos in weight and I feel all the fitter for it.Now that he's a star he'll be all the more difficult to work with.She felt all the better for the drink.(informal disapproving) If you describe someone as not all there, you mean that they are slightly stupid or that they behave strangely.My cousin is very nice, but she's not quite all there.
Meaning of ALL in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012