high-powered Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “high-powered” in the English Dictionary

"high-powered" in British English

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high-poweredadjective

uk   /ˌhaɪˈpaʊəd/  us   /-ˈpaʊ.ɚd/

high-powered adjective (POWERFUL)

(of ​machines) very ​powerful: a high-powered ​motorbike a high-powered ​computer

high-powered adjective (IMPORTANT JOB)

(of ​people) very ​successful or having a very ​importantjob: a high-powered ​attorney
(Definition of high-powered from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"high-powered" in American English

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high-poweredadjective

 /ˈhɑɪˈpɑʊ·ərd/

high-powered adjective (POWERFUL)

having a lot of ​power or ​strength: a high-powered ​microscope

high-powered adjective (IMPORTANT)

having the ​skill, ​experience, ​knowledge, or ​authorityneeded to get ​important things done: He’s one of the most high-powered men in the ​capital.
(Definition of high-powered from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"high-powered" in Business English

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high-poweredadjective

uk   us   /ˌhaɪˈpaʊəd/ (also high-power)
used to describe ​machines, ​equipment, weapons, etc. that are very powerful: a high-powered ​computer/​engine/​laser
used to describe ​people who are very ​successful or in an important ​position: a high-powered ​executive/​lawyer/​lobbyist
a high-powered ​job is a very important one: It took me a ​year to ​find something and then I ​landed a high-powered ​job in ​sales.
(Definition of high-powered from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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