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containing as much or as many things or people as possible, so there is no space left
The train was completely full.
Don't talk with your mouth full.
The class is full, but you can register for next term.
The kitchen was full of smoke.
be crammed/stuffed/packed etc full of something
Ted's workshop was crammed full of old engines.
half-full/three-quarters full etc
McQuaid filled his glass until it was three-quarters full.
The bath was
full to the brim
with hot water.
full (up) to bursting
The filing cabinet was full to bursting.
only before noun
complete and including all parts or details
Please write your
and address on the form.
The Health Centre offers a
full range of
Lotus will not reveal
until the Motor Show.
The BBC promised a
I don't think he's telling us
the full story
everything he knows about the matter
only before noun
the highest level or greatest amount of something that is possible
rising prosperity and
The charity helps disabled children reach their
take full advantage
of off-peak fares.
Parker was driving
at full speed
when he hit the wall.
in full leaf/bloom
The roses were now in full bloom.
having a lot of something
be full of something
to contain many things of the same kind
a garden full of flowers
His essay was full of mistakes.
The music papers were full of gossip about the band.
Life's full of surprises, isn't it?
to feel, express, or show a lot of a particular emotion or quality
full of excitement/energy/hope etc
Lucy was a happy child, always
full of life
full of praise
for the work of the unit.
to talk or think a lot about a particular thing
She was full of plans for the wedding.
not before noun
having eaten so much food that you cannot eat any more
No more, thanks. I'm full.
only before noun
used to emphasize an amount, quantity, or rate
three/six etc full days/years/pages etc
We devote five full days a month to training.
His pants rose a full three inches off his shoes.
busy and involving lots of different activities
Before her illness, Rose enjoyed
a full life
Go to bed. You've a full day tomorrow.
having or giving all the rights, duties etc that belong to a particular rank or position
full professor/member/colonel etc
Only full members have the right to vote.
a full driving licence
be full of yourself
to have a high opinion of yourself - used to show disapproval
My first impression was that he was a bit full of himself.
be full of crap/shit/it
a rude expression used to say that someone often says things that are wrong or stupid
Don't listen to Jerry. He's full of it.
made using a lot of material and fitting loosely
a dress with a full skirt
large and rounded in an attractive way
full figure/face/breasts etc
clothes for the
having a strong satisfying taste
Now you can enjoy Nescafé's
in a decaffeinated form.
pleasantly loud and deep
the rich full sound of the cello
not a reduced price
If you're over 14, you have to pay full price.
in full view of somebody
so that all the people in a place can see, especially when this is embarrassing or shocking
The argument happened on stage in full view of the audience.
be in full swing
if an event or process is in full swing, it has reached its highest level of activity
By 8.30, the party was in full swing.
full speed/steam ahead
doing something with as much energy and effort as possible
With last season's misery behind them, it's full steam ahead for the Bears.
be full of beans
to be excited and have lots of energy
(at) full blast
as strongly, loudly, or quickly as possible
The heater was on full blast but I was still cold.
a car stereo playing Wagner at full blast
(at) full tilt/pelt
moving as fast as possible
ran full tilt
into his arms.
be in full cry
if a group of people are in full cry, they are criticizing someone very strongly
Anyone who's seen the world's press in full cry can understand how Diana felt.
to the full
to the fullest
in the best or most complete way
Ed believes in
living life to the full
come/go/turn full circle
to be in the same situation in which you began, even though there have been changes during the time in between
Fashion has come full circle and denim is back.
; ➔ have your hands full
; ➔ draw yourself up to your full height
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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