flat-out


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flat-out

(flăt′out′)
adj. Informal
Thoroughgoing; out-and-out: a flat-out promotional campaign; a flat-out deception.

flat-out

adj
1. done at maximum speed
2. US downright; complete and utter
adv
US simply; completely and utterly

flat′-out′



adj. Informal.
1. using full speed or all of one's resources: a flat-out effort.
2. downright: a flat-out forgery.
[1925–30]
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Arizona tied a club record with 20 hits in an nine-inning game, batted around three times in the first five innings and flat-out put a whuppin' on the Dodgers.