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high-risenoun [C]

/ˈhɑɪˌrɑɪz/
a tall, modern building with a lot of floors
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high-riseadjective [only before noun]

uk   /ˈhaɪˌraɪz/ us   PROPERTY
used to describe a tall modern building with a lot of levels: a high-rise apartment/flat/hotel

high-risenoun [C]

uk   us  
a tall modern building with a lot of levels: It's the first of a wave of ultra-tall high-rises expected to remake the city landscape.
(Definition of high-rise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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