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high / alto
 
high   [haɪ]
A. -adjective
higher   comparative
highest   superlative
1. (=tall, elevated)   [building, mountain]   alto   [plateau]   elevado   [altitude]   grande
·a building 60 metres high
·un edificio de 60 metros de alto or de altura
·it'noun 20 metres high
·tiene 20 metros de alto or de altura
a. at high [altitudes] =   a grandes altitudes
b. the [ceilings] are very high =   los techos son muy altos
c. high [cheekbones] =   pómulos masculine plural salientes
d. he has a high [forehead] =   tiene la frente muy ancha
e. [how] high is Ben Nevis/that tree? =   ¿qué altura tiene el Ben Nevis/ese árbol?
f. economic reform is high [on] the agenda =   la reforma económica figura entre los asuntos masculineánoun importantes a tratar
g. the [river] is high =   el río está crecido
h. I've known her since she was [so] high   *   la conozco desde que era así (de pequeña)
i. the [sun] was high in the sky =   el sol daba de pleno
j. high and dry   [boat]   varado
·the boats lay at the river'noun edge, high and dry
·los botes estaban en la orilla del río, varados
k. to leave somebody high and dry
(=in a difficult situation)   dejar a somebody, someone en la estacada
2. (=considerable, great)   [level, risk, rent, salary, principles]   alto   [price, tax, number]   alto,   elevado   [speed]   alto,   gran   [quality]   alto,   bueno   [colour]   subido   [complexion]   (characteristically)   rojizo   (temporarily)   enrojecido   [wind]   fuerte
·they offered me a higher salary
·me ofrecieron un sueldo masculineánoun alto
·temperatures were in the high 80s
·las temperaturas alcanzaron los ochenta y muchos,   las temperaturas rondaron los 90 grados
·interest rates are high
·los intereses estánoun muy altos
·we offer education of the highest quality
·ofrecemos una educaciónoun de la masculineánoun alta or de la mejor calidad
a. to have high [blood] pressure =   tener la tensiónoun alta,   ser hipertenso
b. his team was of the highest [calibre] =   su equipo era del masculineánoun alto nivel
c. to have high [hopes] of something
·I had high hopes of being elected
·tenía muchas esperanzas de que me eligieran
d. parsley is high [in] calcium =   el perejil es rico en calcio
e. to have a high [opinion] of somebody
(=think highly of)   tener muy buena opiniónoun or concepto de somebody, someone
(=be fond of)   tener a somebody, someone en alta estima
f. to pay a high [price] for something   (literally)   pagar mucho dinero por algo   (figurative)   pagar algo muy caro
g. to have a high [temperature] =   tener mucha fiebre,   tener una fiebre muy alta
h. to have a high old time   *   pasarlo en grande *
i. it'noun high time ...   *
·it'noun high time you were in bed
*   ya deberías estar acostado desde hace un buen rato
·it'noun high time we were on our way
*   ya deberíamos haber salido hace rato
high  
3. (=important, superior)   [rank, position, office]   alto
a. high and [mighty]
·she'noun too high and mighty
·es demasiado engreída
·you needn't act so high and mighty with me
·no tienes por qué ponerte tan engreído conmigo
·she moves in the circles of the high and mighty
·se mueve en círculos de los poderosos,   se mueve en círculos de gente de mucho fuste pejorative
b. high [official] =   alto funcionario (m) / alto funcionaria (f)
c. to get (up) on one'noun high horse   subirse a la parra
·there'noun no need to get (up) on your high horse!
·¡no hace falta que te subas a la parra!
d. to come down off or get off one'noun high horse   bajar los humos
e. in high places
·to have friends in high places
·tener amigos importantes or con influencias
·people in high places
·gente influyente or importante
4. (=high-pitched)   [sound, note]   alto   [voice]   agudo
·he played another higher note
·tocó otra nota masculineánoun alta
·she can still hit those high notes
·todavía llega bien a los agudos
·in a high [voice]
·con voz aguda
a. on a high note
·he ended his career on a high note
·terminó su carrera con un gran éxito
5. *
(=intoxicated)
·to be high (on)
[+drink, drugs]   estar colocado (de) *
·to get high (on)
[+drink, drugs]   colocarse (de) *
·she was high on her latest success
·estaba encantada or entusiasmada con su último éxito
a. to be (as) high as a kite   (on drugs, drink)   estar totalmente colocado *
(=confident)   estar que no se cabe en nouní
6. (culinary, cooking )
(=mature)   [game, cheese]   que huele fuerte
(=rotten)   [meat]   pasado
B. -adverb
higher   comparative
highest   superlative
1. (in height)
[fly, rise]   a gran altura
·it rose high in the air
·se elevó a gran altura
·it sailed high over the house
·volaba a gran altura por encima de la casa
a. high [above]
·an eagle circled high [above]
·un águila circulaba en las alturas
·the town is perched high above the river
·el pueblo está en un alto, sobre el río
·high above my head
·muy por encima de mi cabeza
b. to [run] high
[sea]   estar embravecido
[river]   estar crecido
·feelings were running high
·los ánimos estaban exaltados
c. high [up]
·his farm was high up in the mountains
·su granja estaba en lo alto de las montañas
·we saw three birds circling very high up
·vimos tres pájaros circulando en las alturas
·she had put it too high up for me to reach
·lo había puesto demasiado alto y no llegaba
·his cousin is someone high up in the navy
·su primo tiene un cargo importante en la marina
d. to hold one'noun head (up) high   mantener la cabeza bien alta
e. to live high on the hog
(United States)   *   vivir como un rajá
f. to hunt or search high and low (for something/somebody)   remover el cielo y la tierra (en busca de algo/somebody, someone)
fly  
head  
stand  
2. (in degree, number, strength)
a. the bidding went [as] high [as] £500 =   las ofertas llegaron hasta 500 libras
C. -noun
1. ·[on] high
(=in heaven)   en el cielo,   en las alturas
·there'noun been a new directive from on high
(figurative)   ha habido una nueva directriz de arriba
2. (=peak)
·sales have reached an all-time high
·las ventas han alcanzado cifras récord
a. to be on a high   *   estar a las mil maravillas
3. (finance)   masculineáximo (m)
·the Dow Jones index reached a high of 2503
·el índice de Dow Jones alcanzó un masculineáximo de 2.503
4. (meteorology)   zona (f) de altas presiones
(especially United States)   temperatura (f) masculineáxima
5. (United States)   (automobiles)
(=top gear)   directa (f)
·to be [in] high
·ir en directa
D. -compound
·high altar   -noun   altar (m) mayor
·high beam   -noun
(United States)   (automobiles)
·he had his lights on high beam
·llevaba las luces largas or de cruce
·high camp   -noun   (theatre)   amaneramiento (m)
·high chair   -noun   silla (f) alta (para niño),   trona (f) Spain
·High Church   -noun   sector de la Iglesia Anglicana muy cercano a la liturgia y ritos católicos
·high comedy   -noun   (theatre)   comedia (f) de costumbres
·it was high comedy
(figurative)   era de lo masculineánoun cómico
·high command   -noun   (military)   alto mando (m)
·high commission   -noun
(=international body)   alto comisionado (m)
(=embassy)   embajada (f) que representa a uno de los países de la Commonwealth en otro
·high commissioner   -noun
a. [of international body]   alto comisario (m) / alto comisaria (f)
(=ambassador)   embajador (m) / embajadoora (f)
·High Court   -noun   (law, legal)   Tribunal (m) Supremo
·a high court judge
·un juez del Tribunal Supremo
·high definition   -noun   alta definiciónoun (f)
·high diving   -noun   saltos masculine plural de trampolínoun de gran altura
·high explosive   -noun   explosivo (m) de gran potencia
·high fidelity   -noun   alta fidelidad (f)
·high finance   -noun   altas finanzas feminine plural
·high flier   -noun
·he'noun a high flier
·es ambicioso, tiene talento y promete
·High German   -noun   alto alemánoun (m)
·high ground   -noun   (figurative)
·they believe they have or occupy the moral high ground in this conflict
·creen que tienen moralmente la razónoun de su parte en este conflicto
·high hat   -noun   sombrero (m) de copa,   cilindro (m) / cilindro masculine (f)
·high heels   -noun plural
(=heels)   tacones masculine plural altos
(=shoes)   zapatos masculine plural de tacónoun
·high jinks     *   -noun plural   jolgorio masculine singular,   jarana (f)
·there were high jinks last night
·hubo jolgorio or jarana anoche
·to get up to high jinks
·meterse en jarana
·high jump   -noun   (Sport)   salto (m) de altura
b. he'noun for the high jump
(British, Great Britain)   *
(=he'll be in trouble)   se la va a cargar,   le va a caer una buena
(=he'll be sacked)   le van a largar
·high jumper   -noun   (Sport)   saltador (m) / saltadoa (f)
·the high life   -noun   (generally)   la buena vida   (in high society)   la vida de la buena sociedad
·high living   -noun   la buena vida
·High Mass   -noun   misa (f) mayor
·high noon   -noun
(=midday)   mediodía (m)   (figurative)
(=peak)   apogeo (m)
(=critical point)   momento (m) crucial
·high point   -noun
c. [of show, evening]   punto (m) culminante,   clímax masculine invariable
d. [of visit, holiday]   lo masculineánoun destacado
e. [of career]   punto (m) culminante,   cenit (m)
·high priest   -noun   sumo sacerdote (m)
·high priestess   -noun   suma sacerdotisa (f)
·high relief   -noun   alto relieve (m)
·to [throw] or [bring] something into high relief
(figurative)   poner algo de relieve
·high road   -noun
(especially British, Great Britain)   carretera (f)
·this is the high road to disaster
·éste es el camino del desastre
·high roller   -noun
(United States)   (generally)   derrochónoun (m) / derrochónounona (f)   (gambling)   jugador (m) / jugadoora (f)
·high school   -noun
(United States, British, Great Britain)   instituto (m) de enseñanza secundaria,   liceo (m) Latin America
·[junior] high (school)
(United States)   instituto donde se imparten los dos primeros años de bachillerato
·high school [diploma]   -noun
(United States)   bachillerato (m)
·high school graduate   -noun
(United States)   bachiller masculine and feminine
·the high seas   -noun plural   alta mar feminine singular
·on the high [seas]
·en alta mar
·high season   -noun   temporada (f) alta
·high season [prices]/[rates]
precios /tarifas
·high sign   -noun   seña (f) acordada
·to [give] somebody a high sign
·hacer la seña a somebody, someone
·high society   -noun   la alta sociedad
·high spot   -noun
f. [of show, evening]   punto (m) culminante,   clímax masculine invariable
g. [of visit, holiday]   lo masculineánoun destacado
h. [of career]   punto (m) culminante,   cenit (m)
·high street   -noun   calle (f) mayor,   calle (f) principal
·high street [banks]
bancos masculine plural principales
·high street [shops]
tiendas feminine plural de la calle principal
·high summer   -noun   pleno verano (m),   pleno estío (m)
·high table   -noun   (generally)   mesa (f) principal,   mesa (f) presidencial   (university, school)   mesa (f) de los profesores
·high tea   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   merienda-cena (f) que se toma acompañada de
·high technology   -noun   alta tecnología (f)
·high tide   -noun   pleamar (f),   marea (f) alta
·[at] high tide
·en la pleamar,   en marea alta
·high treason   -noun   alta traiciónoun (f)
·high water   -noun   pleamar (f),   marea (f) alta
·high wire   -noun   cuerda (f) floja
·high wire [act]   -noun   nounúmero (m) en la cuerda floja,   nounúmero (m) de funambulismo
 
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