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very high mountains
the highest (=tallest) building
The fence is too high to climb over.
This is an area of high unemployment.
Interest rates are very high.
Casualties were highest near the center of the earthquake.
Music was being played at high volume.
The risk of the disease spreading is high.
temperatures in the high twenties (=between 27 and 30 degrees)
A high proportion of the population are immigrants.
The pipes contain a high level of lead.
They expect high standards of care.
They're known for the high quality of their products.
She has a very high opinion of herself.
I have the highest regard for him.
What is the highest rank in the army?
Teachers no longer enjoy the high social status they once had.
Both parties are giving high priority to education in their campaigns.
He was high on cocaine.
Major soccer tournaments should not really be played in high summer.
Their soldiers were on high alert all along the border.
In the 1980s this was high fashion.
It was a day of high drama.
This is high politics played for high stakes.
a new TV drama series set in the world of high finance
This is the American English definition of high. View British English definition of high.