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a first-class hotel built high on the hillside
The eagle soared high into the air.
the sound of war planes flying high above the city
She stretched her arms up high.
Books were piled high all around.
She rose high in the company.
A colonel ranks higher than a major.
I can't sing that high.
I've searched high and low but without success.
I do appreciate that emotions are running high.
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American English version of definition of high
a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video
a very light type of cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar
a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …
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Definition of high from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.