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high

adjective (ABOVE AVERAGE)    /haɪ/
B1 greater than the usual level or amount : The job demands a high level of concentration . He suffers from high blood pressure . Antique furniture fetches very high prices these days . She got very high marks in her geography exam . It's very dangerous to drive at high speed when the roads are wet . He's in a high-security prison .Big and quite bigEnormous high in sth C1 containing a large quantity of something: I avoid foods that are high in fat . high standards/principles B1 very good or very moral standards : She was a woman of high principles . She demands very high standards from the people who work for her.Virtue and moral good high winds fast , strong wind : High winds caused delays on the ferries .Wind and windsStormy weatherPower and intensityEnergy, force and power Grammar:MeasurementsGrammar:Area: length, width, depth and heightWe use the nouns length, width, depth and height and the adjectives long, wide, deep and high to talk about area and size:Grammar:Weight and volumeWe use the verb weigh to measure weight:Grammar:Frequency, speed, timeWe use many different expressions to describe frequency, speed and time. Here are some of them:
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