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adverb high pronunciation in British English /haɪ/
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  1. 1
    a long distance above the ground or above a particular position
    a first-class hotel built high on the hillside
    The eagle soared high into the air.
    high above: the sound of war planes flying high above the city
    1. a.
      reaching up a long way
      She stretched her arms up high.
      piled/stacked high: Books were piled high all around.
  2. 2
    to or at an important position
    She rose high in the company.
    A colonel ranks higher than a major.
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