Definition of hilt in English:

hilt

Syllabification: hilt
Pronunciation: /hilt
 
/

noun

Phrases

(up) to the hilt

Completely: we’re mortgaged to the hilt
More example sentences
  • Mortgaged up to the hilt, the builder has not declared any intention to bid for the company.
  • Once again, Middle Britain is mortgaged to the hilt, spurred by the lowest interest rates in 38 years.
  • He has mortgaged his country to the hilt for military equipment.
Synonyms
completely, fully, wholly, totally, absolutely, entirely, utterly, unreservedly, unconditionally, in every respect, in all respects, one hundred percent, every inch, to the full, to the maximum extent, all the way, body and soul, heart and soul

Derivatives

hilted

adjective

Origin

Old English hilt, hilte, of Germanic origin.

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