Definition of at full tilt in English:
With maximum energy or force; at top speed.
- ‘It was at full tilt and was almost at take-off speed,’ said Chris Formby, chief fire officer at the airport.
- ‘They ran full tilt the second he hit the shot,’ said Watson.
- And that's before his company was even going full tilt.
(at) full speed, (at) full pelt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, helter-skelter, headlong, hotfoot, post-haste, hurriedly, hastily, wildly, pell-mell, impetuously, recklessly, rashly, at breakneck speed, precipitately, impulsively
informal p.d.q. (pretty damn quick), double quick, at a lick, hell for leather, pronto, at the double, a mile a minute, like the wind, like a bomb, like a bat out of hell, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, like nobody's business, like (greased) lightning, like a madman/madwoman
North American informal lickety-split
with great force, (with) full force, full blast, with a will, for all one is worth, with might and main, with all the stops out, all out, with a vengeance, vigorously, energetically, strongly, powerfully, madly
British informal like billy-o
Definition of at full tilt in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.