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full

1. of, relating to, or designating a relationship established by descent from the same parents
2. Music
a. powerful or rich in volume and sound
b. completing a piece or section; concluding
3. (of sails, etc.) distended by wind
4. (of wine, such as a burgundy) having a heavy body
5. (of a colour) containing a large quantity of pure hue as opposed to white or grey; rich; saturated
6. in full cry (esp of a pack of hounds) in hot pursuit of quarry
7. Brit a ridge of sand or shingle along a seashore

full

Of a dimension, slightly oversize.
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Patrick Heron has gone full steam ahead as artist and critic, thereby suffering nobly the ambiguities that attend the artist who writes.
We are proceeding full steam ahead with our MPEG-1 Apogee chip series, which we believe will set a new standard for delivering MPEG compression and decoding capabilities to a vast worldwide market," said Jean Monroe, ADI chairman and chief executive officer.
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Elsewhere it's full steam ahead around the museum's canalside village with family fun activities including the steam and poetry discovery trail, poetry reading and writing workshops and an interactive Newcomen show.
FOLLOWING a three-week Christmas and New Year break, Drumbo Park re-opened for racing last night and now it will be full steam ahead.
IT'S full steam ahead as a special Christmas event arrives back on Tyneside.
IT WAS full steam ahead for former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo when he visited the Barry Tourist Railway, on Barry Island.
She's determined to go full steam ahead with becoming a mum," a source told National Enquirer.
IT'S full steam ahead for the annual carnival in the Ceiriog Valley.