Definition of at full pelt in English:

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(at) full pelt

As fast as possible: I ran downstairs at full pelt
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  • An hour later, wondering whether she had perhaps done the wrong thing and missed out on some fun, she had run full pelt through the kitchen towards the door that led to the garden.
  • Today, immediately after my greeting, three of them skittered to their feet and ran full pelt on the water alongside me until they took off and soared above.
  • When she turned round he had gone, and the frightened girl ran home full pelt, but to this day she remembers that stranger's words of comfort.
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