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adverb British English pronunciation: high /haɪ/ 
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comparativehigher
superlativehighest
  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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