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high-up
noun (C) BrE someone who has a high rank in an organization; higher­up

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • High — High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[ u]gel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High — High, adv. In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully. And reasoned high. Milton. I can not reach so high. Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: High is extensively used in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High — may refer to:* Height * High (atmospheric), a high pressure area * High (computability), a quality of a Turing degree, in computability theory * High (technical analysis), or top, an event in market price fluctuations of a security * High (1967… …   Wikipedia

  • High — High, n. 1. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven. [1913 Webster] 2. People of rank or high station; as, high and low. [1913 Webster] 3. (Card Playing) The highest card dealt or drawn. [1913 Webster] {High, low, jack,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High — High, v. i. [See {Hie}.] To hie. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Men must high them apace, and make haste. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High — High, v. i. To rise; as, the sun higheth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High-go — n. A spree; a revel. [Low] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-up — n. an important or influential person. Syn: very important person, VIP, dignitary, panjandrum. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hēah; akin to Old High German hōh high, Lithuanian kaukaras hill Date: before 12th century 1. a. having large extension upward ; taller than average, usual, or expected < a high wall > b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high — See: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, FLYING HIGH, GO THROUGH HELL AND HIGH WATER, HELL AND HIGH WATER, HIT THE HIGH SPOTS, LIVE HIGH OFF THE HOG or EAT HIGH ON THE HOG, OFF ONE S HIGH HORSE, ON TOP OF THE WORLD or SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD also… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high on — {adj. phr.} 1. Intoxicated on some drug or alcoholic drink. * /Rob was severely scolded by the dean for always being high on marijuana./ 2. Enthusiastic about something. * /Jeff is high on Beethoven and Brahms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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