Meaning of HIGH in English

HIGH

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a diet high/rich in sth (= which contains a lot of something )

In the West many people eat a diet high in fat and salt.

a High Court (= an important court, with more power than an ordinary court )

Their convictions were upheld in the High Court.

a high gear (= third, fourth, or fifth gear )

Put the car into a higher gear.

a high ideal ( also a lofty ideal formal )

Most politicians start out with high ideals.

a high kick (= when someone raises their foot high into the air )

The dance routine was full of high kicks.

a high number

There seems to be no reason for the high number of suicides.

a high point

Winning the World Championship was the high point of my career.

a high price

Smokers often pay a high price in terms of their health.

a high priority (= very important )

Right now, the environment is a high priority.

a high school American English (= a school for students aged 14 to 18 )

a high school/elementary school student American English

Her son is a high school student.

a high street bank (= one of the ordinary banks that most people use )

There's a lot of competition between the major high street banks.

a high threshold

Professional football players have a pretty high pain threshold.

a high voice (= near the top of the range of sounds )

They used to repeat her words in silly high voices.

a higher/postgraduate degree (= one that you take after a first degree )

He was offered a grant for a postgraduate degree.

a high/large dose

High doses of the drug can have bad side effects.

a high/large income

He has a relatively high income.

a high/low bid

There were several high bids for the painting.

a high/low intake

a high intake of carbohydrates

a high/low/slight fever

The usual symptoms are a pink rash with a slight fever.

a record high/low

The stock market reached a record high on August 21.

a strong/high/close correlation

They found evidence of a high correlation between drinking and violence.

A-level/high school etc examinations

The school usually achieves good results in GCSE examinations.

abnormally high

an abnormally high pulse rate

absurdly low/high

Prices seem absurdly low to Western tourists.

acute/deep/high anxiety

The patient's panic attacks are caused by acute anxiety.

ambitious/high

The targets they have set themselves are hugely ambitious.

an all-time high/low

The price of wheat had reached an all-time low.

at high/great speed

The train was travelling at high speed.

at high/low etc magnification

When viewed at high magnification it is clear that the crystals are quite different.

greater levels of magnification

be high on drugs (= be experiencing the effects of a drug )

He committed the crime while he was high on drugs.

be high on the agenda

New measures to combat terrorism are high on the agenda.

be high/low in calories (= contain a lot of/few calories )

Sweets and chocolates are very high in calories.

be perched (high) on a cliff (= be situated on a cliff )

An 11th century castle is perched high on the cliff.

big/high

They both need to work full-time because their mortage is so big.

command a high fee/wage/price etc

Which graduates command the highest salaries?

federal judge/high court judge etc (= a judge in a particular court )

feelings are running high (= people have strong feelings, especially of anger )

It was the last game of the season, and feelings were running high.

fetch a good/high etc price British English , bring a good, high etc price American English (= be sold for a particular amount of money )

I’m sure the painting would fetch a good price in London.

figures high

Reform now figures high on the agenda.

further/higher education (= at a college or university )

I did a carpentry course at the further education college.

further/higher up a scale

Peasants managed their land as skilfully as some people higher up the social scale.

good/high

I was impressed that the quality of their work was so high.

great/big/high

The rewards for those who invested at the right time are high.

Some athletes took drugs because the rewards were great and they thought they could get away with it.

has...high profile

The star has a high profile in Britain.

have a high regard for sb/sth

I had the highest regard for him.

have high/low status ( also enjoy high/low status )

Here, old people are respected and have high social status.

high above

The great bird hovered high above our heads.

high altar (= the main altar in a church )

a crucifix above the high altar

high beams

high calibre

The school attracts a high calibre of student.

high capacity (= able to hold a lot of things or people )

There was demand for a high capacity public transport system.

high cheekbones

She had high cheekbones and green eyes.

High Church

high comedy (= intelligent and with very funny conversations and situations )

The director wanted actors who could play high comedy.

high command

the German High Command

high commission

High Court

high definition/HD television

high definition television channels

high earnings

Professional people pay more tax, because of their higher earnings.

high efficiency (= used about machines )

The diesel engine offers high efficiency and low fuel consumption.

high explosive

high fidelity

high finance (= financial activities involving very large amounts of money )

the world of high finance

high five

high heels

high jinks

youthful high jinks

high jump

High Mass

high praise (= a lot of praise )

The film won high praise from critics and audiences alike.

high priest

the high priest of modern jazz

high priestess

high principles (= strong beliefs about right and wrong )

Dunn's high principles and pleasant manner won him the real affection of his colleagues.

high productivity

high productivity levels in manufacturing

high regard

The players have a very high regard for their manager.

high relief

high road

Daley has taken the high road in his campaign.

high roller

high school exams

Greg got good grades in all of his high school exams.

high school

We were friends in high school.

high school/college diploma

high seas

high season

high status

They were men of high status and great influence.

high street banks/shops/stores etc

high street

Camden High Street

high summer (= the middle of summer )

In high summer, food was plentiful.

high table

high tea

high technology

high tension

There was a moment of high tension as the firemen entered the burning building.

high tide

At high tide the island is completely cut off.

high tide

High tide is at seven in the morning.

high treason

high treason (= treason of the worst kind )

The defendant was convicted of high treason and sentenced to death.

high turnover

Low pay accounts for the high turnover .

high velocity

a high velocity bullet

high visibility

high visibility clothing

high water mark

the high water mark of Herrera’s presidency

high water

high winds (= strong wind )

High winds are making driving conditions difficult.

high wire

high

His previous highest approval rating was 58 percent.

high

Rates of adult illiteracy are still too high.

high (= a lot of people want something )

Demand for housing is higher than ever.

high

This method of treatment has a high probability of success.

high

House prices in the UK are very high.

high

She got high grades in all her science subjects.

high

Inflation remained high throughout this period.

high (= expecting that someone or something will be successful )

Like most parents, we have high expectations for our children.

high

The level of salt in his diet was too high.

high

These mountains are much higher than any in Europe.

high

You ought to switch to an account that pays a higher rate of interest.

high

Rents in the city centre are very high.

high

Professional sport involves a relatively high risk of injury.

high

Higher taxes will slow down consumer spending.

high

The factory workers are demanding higher wages.

high

You should insure any goods of high value.

high

They live in an area where unemployment is high.

high

At high temperatures water is not able to hold as much oxygen.

higher civilizations (= more advanced ones )

There could be higher civilizations on other planets.

higher education

higher mathematics

higher/better

Workers demanded higher pay.

higher/larger/less etc than normal

The journey took longer than normal.

higher/superior status

Landowners had superior status.

highest bidder (= the person who offers to pay the most )

The antiques will be sold to the highest bidder .

high/good

Morale among the staff was high.

high/good

She moved to a job with a higher salary.

high/good (= used when saying that someone is happy and excited )

The players were all in high spirits.

high/good

The standard of their work was generally very high.

high/large

A high percentage of our students pass the exam.

high/large/big

The school fees are extremely high.

high/low altitudes

At high altitudes it is difficult to get enough oxygen.

high/low dosage

high/low etc incidence

Smokers had the highest incidence of colds.

high/low frequency

Dolphins produce a high frequency sound.

high/low in fat

This cheese is relatively low in fat.

high/low intelligence

John showed high intelligence from an early age.

(high/low) metabolic rate

Fish normally have a high metabolic rate.

Exercise can increase your metabolic rate.

high/low standard of living

a nation with a high standard of living

high/low throughput

a large store with a high throughput of goods

high/low turnout

the low turn-out of 54 percent in the March elections

high/low voltage

high/low

The figures are worryingly high.

high/low

the high cost of fuel

high/low

People should stop using expensive cars with a high petrol consumption.

high/low

The cliffs here are the highest in Britain.

high/low/average ability

a group of low ability pupils

Many of these students are of above average ability.

Children of high ability demand more absorbing tasks.

high/low/average earner

Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner.

high/low/middle rank

Her father had been an army officer of fairly high rank.

highs and lows (of sth) (= good times and bad times )

the highs and lows of an actor’s life

high/top/low/middle-ranking

a top-ranking tennis player

hit a peak/an all-time high etc

Earnings hit a peak in the early 1980s.

hold sb in high/great esteem

The critics held him in high esteem as an actor.

hold sb/sth in high regard

Doctors are held in high regard by society.

in the low/mid/high eighties

The temperature is expected to remain in the low eighties.

in the low/mid/high fifties

sunny, with temperatures in the mid fifties

in the low/mid/high forties

The temperature was up in the high forties.

in the low/mid/high nineties

Temperatures were still in the high nineties.

in the low/mid/high seventies

sunny, with temperatures in the mid seventies

in the low/mid/high sixties

a fine spring day, with the temperatures in the low sixties

in the low/mid/high thirties

a hot day, with temperatures in the low thirties

in the low/mid/high twenties

a warm day, with temperatures in the low twenties

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little/lower/high/greater etc likelihood

There was very little likelihood of her getting the job.

longer/higher/worse etc than usual

It is taking longer than usual for orders to reach our customers.

low/high cloud

The weather was overcast, with heavy low clouds.

mark a high/low/turning etc point (= be or happen at a particular time in the development of something )

The day of the accident marked a turning point in Kenny’s life.

move on to higher/better things (= get a better job or social position – used humorously )

Jeremy’s leaving the company to move on to higher things.

of good/high/international etc repute

a man of high repute

of high/low standing

a lawyer of high standing

of high/the right etc calibre

The paintings were of the highest caliber.

passions run high (= people are very excited, angry, or upset )

The judge's decision is expected today and passions are running high.

piled high (= filled with a lot of boxes )

The room was piled high with boxes .

pitch sth at a high level/the right level etc

The projects were pitched at a number of different levels.

pitch sth high/low etc

Her voice is pitched a little too high.

place/put a high value on sth

Our society places a high value on education.

playing for high stakes

We’re playing for high stakes here.

polish/shine to a high gloss

The silverware had been polished to a high gloss.

pollen count...high

The pollen count was high yesterday.

push sth higher/lower

New technology has pushed the cost of health care even higher.

rank high/low

He ranked high among the pioneers of 20th century chemical technology.

sb’s charges are high/low (= you have to pay a lot/a little )

His charges are too high.

search high and low (= search everywhere )

We searched high and low for him, but couldn’t find him.

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slightly higher/lower/better/larger etc

January’s sales were slightly better than average.

somewhat larger/higher/newer etc

The price is somewhat higher than I expected.

stands...high

The trophy stands five feet high .

stank to high heaven (= stank very much )

The toilets stank to high heaven .

swollen/high (= containing more water than usual )

After the rains, the river was swollen.

The river was high and running quite swiftly.

tax sth at 10%/a higher rate etc

They may be taxed at a higher rate.

tension is/remains high

After the election, political tension remains high.

the biggest/highest etc on record

Last summer was one of the hottest on record.

the high street British English (= the main street with shops )

I bought this coat at a shop on the high street.

the highest award

The Victoria Cross is Britain’s highest military award.

the highest compliment (= the best thing you can say )

The highest compliment you can pay an actor is to say they don’t look as if they are acting.

the highest peak

Mount McKinley is Alaska’s highest peak.

the high/low frequency (of sth)

the higher frequency of diabetes in older people

the primary/secondary/high school etc curriculum (= for particular ages at school )

the stakes are high

Climbing is a dangerous sport and the stakes are high .

the sun is high/low in the sky

They walked until the sun was low in the sky.

top/leading/highest scorer

He was Palace’s top scorer.

twice as high/big/large etc (as sth)

Interest rates are twice as high as those of our competitors.

ultimate/highest/supreme etc accolade

She received a Grammy Award, the highest accolade in the music business.

upper/higher/lower echelons

the upper echelons of government

Their clients are drawn from the highest echelons of society.

yet more/bigger/higher etc

He got a call from the factory, telling of yet more problems.

Inflation had risen to a yet higher level.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

altitude

Its adaptability means that it can survive at high altitudes , in semi-arid areas, and in rocky areas as well as in forests.

The satellite was hurled to a much higher altitude with the mass of tether trailing beneath.

The flight began in July but was delayed for two weeks until early August following initial problems with take-off at high altitudes .

Ma says his runners do well because they train at high altitude and are given special herbal tonics to help them recover.

Extreme cases on high altitude expeditions have ended up with sleeping bags frozen solid!

Asexual species tend to be small and live at high latitudes and high altitudes , in fresh water or disturbed ground.

The night-time replenishment of ozone is presumably caused by transport of ozone-rich air from higher altitudes .

Potatoes could get by with only a touch of sunshine or warmth, and they thrived at high altitudes .

concentration

Do not exceed the stated dose in the belief that higher concentrations will be more effective.

There was concern that such a high concentration would be too difficult to digest or lead to side effects.

Thus cells without mtDNA can undergo apoptosis when either deprived of survival factors or exposed to high concentrations of staurosporine.

The chemical, once used as an anesthetic, can be toxic if breathed in high concentrations .

There is evidence that ascorbic acid is secreted in high concentrations into the normal stomach.

First, the shipyard workers were ex-posed to the deadly blue and brown varieties of asbestos, and in extraordinarily high concentrations .

Elite Home Prices Recent average sale prices in selected neighborhoods with high concentrations of top-ranked professionals and executives.

cost

An overdraft offered more flexibility but higher cost .

The high cost for magazines is only the beginning.

At the same time, a combination of high costs and cutthroat pricing is driving out manufacturers of computing and communications hardware.

It is not enough to increase job options for the unemployed if high costs prevent them from securing affordable decent housing.

Can a society assume the high cost of paying with injustice the work of its physicians?

Each firm is a low cost shipper to its own market, a high cost shipper to the other market.

These children, problems from birth, represented a high cost to society in every dimension.

court

It was the first time the state's highest court had debated the point and was widely welcomed by accountants.

The state high court was mindful that many employers might not know what information should or should not be disclosed.

In the early days of the Bonn Republic members of the higher courts freely invoked a revived Natural Law.

An questions and problems were brought to him and his opinions often had the authority of laws and of high court verdicts.

Lord Justice Watkins would have none of it in the high court in January.

The high court should issue a decision by July.

There are no ethnic minority judges in the high court or above.

The high court did not release information about which justices were on either side of the vote.

degree

The layout below allows the owner to live in a high degree of comfort.

But, second, in the vast majority of markets, efficient production can be attained with a high degree of competition.

Deaf postgraduates, who are few and far between, have little chance of taking a higher degree .

The immediacy of these visionary experiences endows them with a high degree of intensity, but also renders them fleeting and transient.

His lean bony sun-tanned face was relaxed, concealing his high degree of alertness.

A high degree of safety implies that there is a negligible risk of default of the securities purchased.

The risk involved in the defendants' operations was so great that a high degree of care was expected of them.

This has been developed to a high degree in the so called Fluidized Bed Combustion method.

dose

Subjects may vary in their response to oestrogens and some may need a higher dose .

Some side effects of high doses include acne, oily skin and insomnia.

Aminoglycosides are often given in insufficiently high doses .

Drowsiness, impaired cognitive function, and impotence may be a problem with higher doses .

So small volumes of lung tissue are exposed to high doses of alpha radiation.

Withdrawal symptoms appear to be more severe following withdrawal from high doses or from short-acting benzodiazepines.

Animal experiments suggest that a high dose is required, and the fact that there is no person-to-person spread supports this view.

The very high doses used in the study were attacked.

frequency

This gives the tape more headroom for high frequencies .

The ribbon moves magnetically, reproducing the higher frequencies normally handled by a tweeter in a conventional speaker.

For example, the strong bonds allow the atoms in diamonds to vibrate at very high frequencies .

Sometimes it shows up as a lot more wiggles in the higher frequency range, up around 25 to 70 Hertz.

Since these figures represent averages over all participants, some participants will have considerably higher frequencies than this.

This high frequency of participation across a large number of sports is an important characteristic of sports participation.

On Tobago, the fruits of the tree species had significantly more thickened layers and higher frequencies of multiple seeds and so on.

However, they all show very high frequencies of non-tree pollen, mainly Ericaceae and Gramineae.

grade

It can be argued that the finding of high grade dysplasia without cancer should be considered to be a success of surveillance.

Despite this tragedy, she graduated with the second highest grade point average in her high school.

In the high grade group, none of the variables or different modes of treatment influenced mortality.

Perry and Rubin scored the highest grades for overall performance.

Moreover, in contrast with a recent report, no cases of conversion to a high grade lymphoma were observed.

More than 200 people were arrested in five countries and £122 million worth of high grade cocaine seized in swoops around the world.

However we want mandatory standards and specifications introduced to ensure appropriate waste materials are used where available, rather than higher grade primaries.

The severe disruption to the samian industry in Central Gaul caused an immediate diminution in high grade pottery production.

ground

One appeared to be an enemy headquarters, the other an area of high ground .

The hotel is on high ground and never was in danger of flooding.

But such a brash grasp for the moral high ground called for an answer.

They were taking the high ground .

It depends who has the high ground .

Houston also seized the mental high ground for a possible playoff matchup, which could occur as early as the first round.

Its members view themselves as occupants of the moral high ground because they see their cause as legitimate, their crimes political.

Stick to the moral high ground by blaming the current system for not saving as many lives as it might.

heel

Invariably our toes are unnaturally cramped into odd-shaped shoes and the feet raised because we choose to teeter around in high heels !

Have yourself dropped off in your high heels in front of the restaurant.

As she tried to pick her way over frozen puddles, she regretted her decision to wear high heels instead of boots.

Though why had she gotten high heels ?

With her heels , with her high heels!

Need high heels , a hamburger and a handkerchief?

Under our summer dresses we wore full petticoats with hoops and white high heels .

She was all dolled up, too, in a navy-blue dress and high heels .

hope

There are high hopes for the game around Wearside.

With high hopes , Michael checks into Freedom Ranch, a private drug-treatment center in Campo.

Many start off with high hopes but there is a lot of hurt.

We had high hopes for television in those early days.

There are high hopes for a powerful and radical approach to the current problems encountered in matters of civil procedure.

Of course, Nixon had high hopes for his policy when he started out.

His seat is safe but high hopes of Liberal Democrats holding the balance of power in a new administration have already faded.

I have high hopes for you.

incidence

Young people are unlikely to be affected by statistics showing the high incidence of disease and early death among smokers.

Even more alarming is the higher incidence of type 2 diabetes among young people.

Endoscopy showed that the miners had a higher incidence of gastritis than the men from the general population.

Moreover, the high number of births in a family is offset by the high incidence of infant mortality.

There is a higher incidence of clients refusing services.

All these conditions make for a higher incidence of illness among working-class than middle-class babies.

Several workers have reported disappointing results in a high incidence of gastrointestinal side effects.

income

Having a higher income , it saved more.

It was a foretaste of the wages-prices spiral and the increasingly futile chase after higher incomes .

It now also includes politically daring proposals to increase premiums for the very highest income beneficiaries and raise the Medicare eligibility age.

Doctors are rewarded with high income and social status.

The whole trouble with the Republicans is their fear of an increase in income tax, especially on higher incomes.

They are also planning to raise tax rates on higher incomes .

The idea of higher taxes for higher incomes flopped with the rich.

inflation

For a high inflation country, the ability occasionally to devalue its currency is important and its exercise can yield benefits.

A country with a high inflation rate relative to competitors will generally experience a depreciation in the future external value of its currency.

A high inflation figure would work against an interest rate cut, Rosenberg said.

Sometimes high inflation is associated with rapid economic growth and structural changes in an economy.

Ancient economies were routinely ravaged by high inflation , which almost always shakes the political structure until its leaders tumble down.

Any attempt to reduce unemployment below this rate was sure to fail, according to monetarists, and would bring about higher inflation .

Faster growth usually generates higher inflation , which then puts the Fed on war footing, driving interest rates up.

interest

I thought we had to have excessively high interest rates in order to keep sterling where it is.

Such conditions generally occur during periods of very high interest rates.

The hon. Gentleman referred to the problem of high interest rates.

With higher interest rates, people have an incentive to keep money in the bank, not in their pockets.

Frankfurt dropped by 3.3%, thanks to fears of higher interest rates and a downturn in the bond market.

People hold domestic deposits despite the higher interest rate on offshore deposits because they associate greater political risk with offshore deposits.

Mr. Nicholas Winterton Does my hon. Friend accept that high interest rates are a disincentive to investment?

Bond buyers will demand higher interest payments to offset the fear of rising inflation.

level

According to its radioactive content, it is designated by the industry as either low, intermediate or high level .

Now they own an international distribution company and have reached the highest levels of achievement in our business.

Justice demands that a cheat at that high level be punished.

The papers rated him as one of the hot young stars; there was talk about a future at higher levels .

However, new cases continued to be reported at high levels .

There is a high level of consensus among historians of the eighteenth-century Poor Law that relief in general was neither ungenerous nor ineffective.

Finally when molecular motion increases to a sufficiently high level , all the chains behave like weak springs the whole time.

It must also provide a high level of water vapour resistance.

number

The goals scored over four weeks are totalled and the highest number of goals wins a prize of £50.

The situation is similar for higher numbers of fermions.

I suspect however that you have misquoted the number as the highest number I know is 57435.

They are dying in very high numbers .

Brownell and Rodin urged that, given the high numbers of people dieting, weight cycling should be a research priority.

Speyside had by far the highest number of farmers requesting the courses themselves - three out of every four.

This blatant tear-jerker features the highest number of sick and dying characters for your movie dollar.

order

In some instances the imperatives of lower order needs may preclude the possibility of following higher order needs. 4.

But with them he could be violent, abusive, duplicitous, a Lothario of the highest order .

A satanic symphony of the highest order .

I thought this constituted revenge of a fairly high order , thought it all out in advance.

Satisfaction of higher order needs may well change the perception as to what constitutes satisfaction of lower order needs. 7.

This was drama of the highest order .

The reflected signal is studied as a function of frequency and the resonant frequency, together with higher orders , is then measured.

Both were gentlemen of the highest order and totally selfless when it came to their colleagues.

percentage

The largely working-class suburbs pay higher rates for shared services to make up for the high percentage of Detroit residents who default.

Brown and Yale had the highest percentage , 5. 8.

Institutional investors complained of high percentage fees levied on transactions. 4.

In 1992, adults asked a higher percentage of teens to volunteer than in 1996.

Their importance is expected to increase as higher percentages of those approaching retirement age are members of occupational pension schemes.

Taken by region, the highest percentage to reject any further meaning in the massacre was in Quebec: sixty-five percent.

This would represent the highest percentage cut of any area, and the biggest savings per position, Sheth says.

performance

The Body Shop went public in 1984 and the company's shares have consistently dazzled City analysts with their high performance .

Quantitation usually requires gas or high performance liquid chromatography or immunoassay.

With a high performance car a greater depth is required.

This outlook makes the prospect of high performance seem unduly remote, a far-off destination the organization can only hope to reach.

Auspex says it will upgrade the box to higher performance Sparc Mbus modules over time.

In this atmosphere of fear, suspicion, and contracted horizons, long-term high performance is unlikely to be realized.

Despite the apparent apparent emphasis on high performance , police hope the show will slow drivers down.

Brian Tighe discusses polymers in ophthalmology and Peter Marquis describes the application of high performance ceramics in bone and joint replacements.

point

At Mount Olympus, the highest point of the massif, mantle rock is visible.

As the pedal is pressed downward from its highest point , it also moves forward.

Christmas and New Year have long been the high point for visitor and Madeiran alike.

The detente coincided with the magnificent spring offensive possiblY the military high point of the national liberation struggle.

Guerrilla forces were considered to have reached their highest point numerically in September 1949 when approximately 3,000 to 3,200 were operating.

We are now reaching the high point of the truly happy life.

Here there was confusion because we wanted to climb the highest point in the Lemon Mountains.

The highest point is the one closest to the top of the map.

pressure

The droppings are burnt to provide sufficient heat to power high pressure steam boilers.

The air in the room, which had higher pressure , pushed down on the water in the glass.

The equation of state of molecular hydrogen at high pressures and temperatures is particularly important and yet it is poorly known.

Each incident building high pressure on child.

It may need hosing at high pressure to get rid of any surface slime.

The higher pressure under the paper lifts it up.

There they breathe in pure oxygen at high pressure .

Bring to high pressure and cook 5 minutes.

price

The idea is to reward young artists who would rarely command their highest price on the first sale.

For the consumer, the shrunken harvest means shorter supplies and higher prices at the supermarket.

He reckons it will disappear by the end of 1993, so increased demand will then spill over into higher prices .

Virtually all empty dwellings were now sold with vacant possession, at extremely high prices .

More of a particular resource will be demanded at a low price than at a high price.

The system is financed by higher prices paid for goods bearing the green dot symbol.

That and the high price of oil have rekindled inflation and widened the government's budget deficit.

priority

Children's activities are also a high priority , with art workshops and dance courses taking place on a regular basis.

At its workshop, the council ranks the items, from highest priority to lowest.

That is, the permanent reduction of inflation is accorded a higher priority than the size of revenues associated with monetary creation.

But villagers are still concerned about burglaries, where country homes were once left unlocked security is now a high priority .

Items can be high priority but are uninteresting, time consuming or difficult to resolve.

The quality and quantity of research in the School of Arts, continues to be a high priority .

The highest priority is the publication of a suite of up-to-date comprehensive guidebooks and map leaflets for the four gardens.

Subsequent use of the theses was unsupervised, and it appeared that enforcement of the regulations was not a high priority .

profile

He's young, supremely talented and an integral part of a successful, high profile side.

Luria and Nordin have a high profile in the arts community.

With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.

The Central Freeway campaign represents a broader issue with a higher profile .

H are the highest profile and most hotly contested items on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Hospital buildings in particular take a high profile role in the history of Wimpey Alawi.

proportion

A higher proportion of cases result in acquittal as the ages of the victims rises.

The highest proportion of buyers who are married is 83. 5 percent in Dallas.

A higher proportion of patients with diabetes in rural areas had advanced retinopathy identified by the screening unit compared with urban patients.

Survey participants tended to reflect a higher proportion of builders active in the move-up, single-family-housing market.

Administrative changes during the late nineteenth century should have resulted in a higher proportion of cases being reported.

These averages are dictated largely by the very high proportion of volunteers that operate at club level.

A high proportion of us die not at home, but in hospitals, clinics and special institutions for the terminally ill.

Income tax is a progressive tax because higher earners pay a higher proportion of their income in this tax than lower earners.

quality

These are good, high quality reserves.

Pommery wines are well balanced and of high quality .

Products such as highly-priced porcelain will be subject to far higher quality controls than run-of-the-mill household earthenware.

Only hair of the highest quality is used which is bonded to small sections of your hair.

One of the great pleasures of the exhibition is to see so many works of high quality brought into close proximity.

The complex, consisting of 37 houses each accommodating five students, provides high quality accommodation for 185 postgraduate students.

Rag paper high quality stationery made from cotton rags.

rate

Their ideas grew out of research carried out in the electronics industry where companies face high rates of technological change.

It is only the amount of relief granted that changes, with higher rate taxpayers now treated identically to everyone else.

Because now the finger was pointed at managers: everyone knew if their office had a high rate .

As with higher rate taxpayers, you will receive a tax demand for the amount owing.

The higher rate includes the privilege of reserving screening carrels in advance.

Why were they dropping out at a higher rate than any other ethnic or racial group?

resolution

Low resolution displays of 25-30 lines are easier to read than high resolution displays of 60 lines.

And if we switch to really high resolution , the icon is only 3 / 10 of an inch wide.

I will have another go, at higher resolution .

Many companies used to eliminate important features such as high resolution graphics or soundboard support.

In Web art galleries especially, such images often have links to another with higher resolution .

Another company which has long been ploughing the higher resolution furrow is Printware.

As I have already indicated in the main text of this article, there are real users of high resolution page printers.

risk

People with a cellular phone in the car run a 34 percent higher risk of having an accident, researchers say.

Conclusions - Children classified as unoccupied are almost certainly living in poverty as well as experiencing relatively high risks of mortality.

They reported a 60 % higher risk linked to maternal alcohol consumption.

For high risk junctions increasing exemplar risk is associated with an increase in the amount of information described.

Berns said Davis had been downgraded from high risk to low risk on Oct. 15, 1993&038;.

He was a high risk at one time.

The study showed that teen-aged boys are at highest risk from overall injury-caused deaths, followed by toddlers ages 1-4.

school

But he noted in interviews that drawings he submitted to his high school yearbook were rejected.

A separate group of specialists may speak of high school problems.

In 1994-95, she guided the boys' freshman team at her high school in Lake Oswego, Ore.

I noticed a caption in my local newspaper the other day, identifying a group of high school cheerleaders.

Take the case of Christina, who attends eleventh grade at a suburban high school in Fairfax County, Virginia.

I had chemistry and biology in high school .

Church league to junior high school to high school.

Raise college admissions standards so that young people have an incentive to work harder and achieve more in high school .

speed

When approached by Central news Mrs Gee drove off at high speed .

When you connect at a higher speed , more can go wrong.

Only a fool would re-enact the drink-fuelled high speed car journey that killed Princess Diana.

Gradually add remaining 1 cup sugar, beating at high speed until lightened in color and texture, 3 to 5 minutes.

Given a fair blow much higher speeds must be just as easy.

These incorporate a very long run which promises high speed .

If at a higher speed then reduce to the required figure before commencing descent. 2.

A combination of blind bends, and high speed frustrations has created a string of accident black spots.

standard

Greville at Farnham Surrey, are to the highest standard .

Mrs Miller had high standards of dress and manners.

The House can accommodate up to 22 persons and offers a very high standard of comfort.

The 6 million people of Hong Kong have an obvious stake in maintaining their high standard of living.

There were lots of entries and all of a very high standard .

Problem is, the current system resists higher standards , whether in student performance or teacher competency.

But none is perhaps very democratic, if any high standard of democracy is applied.

The managers strove to build a culture of high standards , supportiveness, and openness.

status

Such legitimation could not be provided by other than a high status firm.

However, historically the highest status universities have resisted community service on ideological grounds; it threatened academic freedom.

Competition for places in high status universities is so enormous that after-school attendance at expensive private crammer schools is virtually compulsory.

They have higher status in the family.

In Bristol, often the pressure is to go for high status careers.

The language of rights, legitimate expectations or privileges should not be elevated to any higher status .

It doesn't matter if the woman is older, of higher status or a total stranger.

Which aspects of black or female cultures are or could be incorporated into high status knowledge?

street

With home shopping out of the way, Pitcher will be able to concentrate on the football pools and high street retailing.

We regard the Warwick campus as a high street .

Last Christmas, despite the recession in the high street , we spent over £350 million on both biscuits and chocolates.

Even the lower rate makes the offerings from other high street banks look miserly.

This is a shareware version of a popular commercial game sold through high street stores and includes 20 missions.

They compete for the savings of the general public through a network of high street branches.

Almost every high street in Britain has some glimmer of character which can be brought out sensitively rather than needlessly brutalized.

No.4 Troop followed Captain Algy Forrester as he charged on down the high street .

tax

As we've already seen, the very high tax rates under the Labour Government helped to kill enterprise.

They have blamed high taxes for the growth of a black market in cigarettes.

The savings are taken up by the government in the form of higher taxes and transferred to the redundant workers.

Some Democrats say it would require a relatively high tax rate near 20 percent to produce sufficient revenue.

A notorious drinker and womaniser, he flogged his workers and extorted high taxes .

Meanwhile, young homeowners are two-income families struggling to cover day care expenses and health care insurance while paying high tax bills.

If the right hon. Gentleman is genuinely concerned about recovery, what does he think that higher taxes would do to it?

The communities then scramble to raise money -- turning to higher taxes .

technology

Plus all the benefits of the latest high technology recording techniques for unsurpassed audio quality.

Secondly, high technology industries are footloose - products such as microchips are easy to transport, and thrive in a clean environment.

It is the interaction of high technology with traditional novelistic modes which is the focus of the work.

So too can the industry and the broader environment, from traditional mass production to contemporary high technology , etc.

Landfills, the burial sites for waste, are high technology now.

Arguments on the pros and cons of high technology medicine are bedevilled by many false assumptions.

It is high technology made easy.

Much high technology medicine is therefore palliative, alleviating the effects of the disease by relieving pain or restoring mobility.

temperature

Finally, there were the microscopic soot spheres, produced by high temperature combustion, such as in the boilers of power stations.

The plant is sensitive to alkaline conditions and prefers cool waters but temporarily withstands higher temperatures .

The technique makes use of the properties that water develops when heated to high temperatures at high atmospheric pressures.

To produce a dark brick, for example, it is baked at a higher temperature .

Note that at the higher temperature there is a higher spread of speed.

There is another slightly more subtle limitation imposed by the fact that oxygen attacks most metals severely at high temperatures .

We knew next to nothing experimentally of the elementary properties of matter at such high temperatures .

Either very exotic and expensive metals or oxygen-free exhausts must be used to get to higher temperatures .

tide

A high tide had led to predictions of one of the largest bores of the year.

About 125 people were briefly evacuated from a Revere elderly housing complex until the high tide passed uneventfully.

When he comes down, it is like high tide along the shore-all the wet muddy places sparkle with life and motion.

It learns the relative positions of the pools at high tide , when it can swim over them.

And just as the moon rises later each night, so the high tides are correspondingly later.

Mills were often built on an estuary where the water could be trapped upstream at high tide by sluice gates.

The result: a piece as solid and dependable as a sand castle in high tide .

unemployment

But the long recession, together with high unemployment figures and a stagnant housing market, has changed homeowners' perceptions.

Of those, California posted the highest unemployment rate -- 7. 7 percent -- last month.

But real wages steadily increased in spite of recession and high unemployment .

Even though many economists would predict higher unemployment if the initiative were adopted, some might not.

Officials from one country told Ellena that its citizens had enough stress coping with high unemployment and other transition ills.

Share values were depressed by expectations of slower economic growth and higher unemployment .

It has high unemployment and considerable long-term unemployment.

Between the world wars major unions suffered the searing experience of high unemployment which owed much to incompetent employers and benighted policy-makers.

value

If high value loads are carried regularly, an appropriate annual premium should be sought.

He puts high value on consistent training, on consistent communications, on consistent remuneration schemes.

Insurance For mailing high value items, cover up to £1500.

Limitation on liability is placed at £800 per tonne which should be monitored and adjusted in the case of higher value consignments.

They also work against a high value being placed upon the creation of peaceful everyday relationships.

Emap has an asset base of extremely strong brands, loyal high value customers and differentiated content in both B2C and B2B.

This is due to the time taken to charge capacitor C3 via the high value resistor R4.

Firstly, western culture places a high value on material acquisition and its display, because this reflects hard work and thrift.

wind

Monday, their last day in the Macleod castle, dawned with higher winds .

Lightning or high winds can knock branches or whole trees on to power lines, cutting the electricity to an entire neighborhood.

This allows good use of space, but high winds compress the sides.

Downpours, lightning and thunder, high winds , a tornado that barely missed carrying away the house.

The crossed poles structure gives the stability you need to cope with high winds , together with a good space to weight ration.

The high winds did not cease.

It's thought he'd been swept off a mountain in high winds .

More than 1, 100 plows struggled to keep up with the high winds and drifts of four to six feet.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be (in) for the high jump

And it's all about: Who is for the high jump in Rome?

He'd be for the high jump, as usual.

be flying high

The Rams are flying high after winning the Super Bowl.

He was now on to the mid-irons and these were flying high and true.

I was always happy to be flying high.

Like the other Salomon executives, Massey was flying high in 1985 on the back of a series of record earning quarters.

be high/low on a list (of sth)

be riding high

Before Saturday's defeat, the Broncos had been riding high.

Blackpool are riding high in Division Four, while United have slowly sunk down the table.

By the summer of 1945, the Allies were riding high.

The Agnelli family, which owns almost 40% of the company, was riding high.

The salary cap was not in place when Jimmy was riding high in Dallas.

Travolta, who is riding high in Hollywood, takes a minor career risk by playing a villain.

come hell or high water

Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.

I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.

I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.

She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.

exact a high/heavy price

have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth

All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.

He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.

Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.

She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.

have friends in high places

Bowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.

He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.

I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.

The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.

But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.

We have friends in high places, they said.

have high/great hopes for sb/sth

high profile

It provides a high profile and public relations for the city.

Luria and Nordin have a high profile in the arts community.

Mechanics on the entirely separate test group work even harder than their counterparts with a higher profile on the race team.

Still, I was determined to cash in on my success and maintain a high profile at the ground.

The Central Freeway campaign represents a broader issue with a higher profile .

The next extracts provide some explanation of the social context which gave this distinction such a high profile .

This coming year, health and safety issues will enjoy an even higher profile .

With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.

high stakes

But commander-in-chief Douglas MacArthur wanted to play for higher stakes .

Especially when the players themselves happily accept the high stakes for which they play, gambling with their bodies.

He found Zacco lightly intoxicated, and playing dice for high stakes among a circle of friends.

I have relatively high stakes in conformity - I happen to have done fairly well out of it.

It was the highest stakes ever.

Of course much depends on how the current high stakes budget negotiations play out.

The higher stakes have increased the temptation to overload the inflatable speedboats, called Zodiacs.

You thought you'd play - for higher stakes than those he was offering.

high watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

high-backed/straight-backed/low-backed etc

high-collared/open-collared/fur-collared etc

high/low mark

Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark .

Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.

Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.

She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.

The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.

The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.

This is how to do it - and earn high marks !

high/low water

But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water .

The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.

They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.

They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water .

They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.

Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.

Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?

high/low watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

in high dudgeon

join the mile high club

live high on the hog

They've been living high on the hog since Jim got the money from his aunt.

of a high order/of the highest order

on the small/high/heavy etc side

Also on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.

Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side .

Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side .

For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side .

The bedrooms, though on the small side , have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.

The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side , but flavorful.

The little one's a bit on the small side .

The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side .

ridge of high pressure

run high

Actual monthly charges often run higher, however, because on-line services charge more for extra hours of use.

All day Saturday, tensions ran high as the president alternated intense cabinet meetings with bouts of seclusion.

And moral outrage at the use of simple expedients can still run high.

At that news, excitement among scientists ran high.

Buyer interest in Pebble Beach has always run high.

Later bravado runs high to disguise their feelings and some of them exploit the situation for gain.

People seem confused, tensions run high, and constant crisis is a fact of organizational life.

The courts served as a safety-valve, acting as an alternative to violence when emotions ran high.

sb's stock is high/low

Simon's stock is high in the network news business.

take the (moral) high road

Daley has taken the high road in his campaign, trying to ignore Merriam's attacks.

Instead, I decided to take the high road.

Read in studio Still to come on Central News, taking the high road.

She was at least making the attempt to take the high road, only to run into a dead end.

the high jump

the high seas

the high street

the higher/lower reaches of sth

A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.

A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.

But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.

Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.

It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.

Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.

She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.

There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.

throw sth into high relief

unusually high/large/quiet etc

And that was a peculiar job from that point of view, because it included an unusually large number of fifty-dollar bills.

Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.

Fortunately it was an unusually quiet day at the surgery.

Nevertheless, we had all noticed that for the past week Loi had been unusually quiet.

Nor can local suspicions that the incidence of cancer is unusually high be calmed or confirmed.

These energetic measures produced unusually large sums.

Video-Tape, no voice over SWINDON/Wiltshire A spokesman said the workload is unusually high for the time of year.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

High levels of radiation have been reported near the nuclear plant.

A couple of boys had climbed the high chain-link fence to get into the park.

Analysts are concerned about the high level of consumer debt.

Dogs respond to sounds that are too high for humans to hear.

Donna had some trouble reaching the high notes.

Gas prices are much higher here than in other parts of the country.

God, I got so high last night.

He mocked her by repeating what she said in a high , childish voice.

How high is the Eiffel Tower?

I always try to avoid foods with a high fat content.

I recognized Juliet's high , excited voice on the phone immediately.

I try to eat a low-fat, high -protein diet.

I was amazed that he could sing such high notes.

In summer, the temperatures can be as high as 40°C.

Increased production costs will mean higher prices for consumers.

It's hard to know which products have high lead levels.

Mount St. Alban is Washington's highest point.

Mt. McKinley is the highest mountain in North America.

Newton died at age 47 while high on crack cocaine.

Paul has extremely high blood pressure.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Airlines experiment with the highest possible fares over the weekend.

Gable regards this as an insult to the audience handed out by critics who consider themselves on a higher level.

However, with experience of rather higher levels of use an asphalt surface has now been added to reduce annual maintenance costs.

Its first proposed product, is a drug treatment to prevent viral pneumonia in high risk infants.

The less well off do receive transfer payments and the rich face the highest rates of income tax.

The price deflator measures the size of price increases, and detects whether higher costs drive consumers away from a product.

II. adverb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be (in) for the high jump

And it's all about: Who is for the high jump in Rome?

He'd be for the high jump, as usual.

be flying high

The Rams are flying high after winning the Super Bowl.

He was now on to the mid-irons and these were flying high and true.

I was always happy to be flying high.

Like the other Salomon executives, Massey was flying high in 1985 on the back of a series of record earning quarters.

be high/low on a list (of sth)

be riding high

Before Saturday's defeat, the Broncos had been riding high.

Blackpool are riding high in Division Four, while United have slowly sunk down the table.

By the summer of 1945, the Allies were riding high.

The Agnelli family, which owns almost 40% of the company, was riding high.

The salary cap was not in place when Jimmy was riding high in Dallas.

Travolta, who is riding high in Hollywood, takes a minor career risk by playing a villain.

come hell or high water

Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.

I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.

I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.

She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.

exact a high/heavy price

have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth

All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.

He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.

Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.

She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.

have friends in high places

Bowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.

He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.

I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.

The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.

But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.

We have friends in high places, they said.

have high/great hopes for sb/sth

high profile

It provides a high profile and public relations for the city.

Luria and Nordin have a high profile in the arts community.

Mechanics on the entirely separate test group work even harder than their counterparts with a higher profile on the race team.

Still, I was determined to cash in on my success and maintain a high profile at the ground.

The Central Freeway campaign represents a broader issue with a higher profile .

The next extracts provide some explanation of the social context which gave this distinction such a high profile .

This coming year, health and safety issues will enjoy an even higher profile .

With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.

high stakes

But commander-in-chief Douglas MacArthur wanted to play for higher stakes .

Especially when the players themselves happily accept the high stakes for which they play, gambling with their bodies.

He found Zacco lightly intoxicated, and playing dice for high stakes among a circle of friends.

I have relatively high stakes in conformity - I happen to have done fairly well out of it.

It was the highest stakes ever.

Of course much depends on how the current high stakes budget negotiations play out.

The higher stakes have increased the temptation to overload the inflatable speedboats, called Zodiacs.

You thought you'd play - for higher stakes than those he was offering.

high watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

high-backed/straight-backed/low-backed etc

high-collared/open-collared/fur-collared etc

high/low mark

Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark .

Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.

Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.

She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.

The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.

The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.

This is how to do it - and earn high marks !

high/low water

But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water .

The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.

They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.

They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water .

They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.

Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.

Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?

high/low watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

in high dudgeon

join the mile high club

live high on the hog

They've been living high on the hog since Jim got the money from his aunt.

of a high order/of the highest order

on the small/high/heavy etc side

Also on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.

Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side .

Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side .

For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side .

The bedrooms, though on the small side , have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.

The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side , but flavorful.

The little one's a bit on the small side .

The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side .

ridge of high pressure

run high

Actual monthly charges often run higher, however, because on-line services charge more for extra hours of use.

All day Saturday, tensions ran high as the president alternated intense cabinet meetings with bouts of seclusion.

And moral outrage at the use of simple expedients can still run high.

At that news, excitement among scientists ran high.

Buyer interest in Pebble Beach has always run high.

Later bravado runs high to disguise their feelings and some of them exploit the situation for gain.

People seem confused, tensions run high, and constant crisis is a fact of organizational life.

The courts served as a safety-valve, acting as an alternative to violence when emotions ran high.

sb's stock is high/low

Simon's stock is high in the network news business.

take the (moral) high road

Daley has taken the high road in his campaign, trying to ignore Merriam's attacks.

Instead, I decided to take the high road.

Read in studio Still to come on Central News, taking the high road.

She was at least making the attempt to take the high road, only to run into a dead end.

take/claim/seize the moral high ground

Some corporations have seized the moral high ground.

Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.

the high jump

the high seas

the high street

the higher/lower reaches of sth

A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.

A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.

But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.

Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.

It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.

Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.

She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.

There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.

throw sth into high relief

unusually high/large/quiet etc

And that was a peculiar job from that point of view, because it included an unusually large number of fifty-dollar bills.

Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.

Fortunately it was an unusually quiet day at the surgery.

Nevertheless, we had all noticed that for the past week Loi had been unusually quiet.

Nor can local suspicions that the incidence of cancer is unusually high be calmed or confirmed.

These energetic measures produced unusually large sums.

Video-Tape, no voice over SWINDON/Wiltshire A spokesman said the workload is unusually high for the time of year.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Sandy continued to rise higher in Zefco's ranks.

The dollar climbed higher against the yen today.

The girl's voice rang high above everyone else's.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And the elder Miss Snoot at her window high up in Old Odborough looks over the roofs of the town.

Could the pressure be too high ?

It has long been thought that a diet high in fiber reduces the risks of cancer.

Monopolies tend to keep their prices and profits high by restricting the supply of a good.

The phone is high up on the wall.

III. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

junior

At first it feels like high school, then junior high, and finally grade school.

It stays together throughout the students' two junior high and four high school years at Thayer.

In junior high I worked on the school newspaper and made cartoons.

By junior high , she knew she wanted to play college ball.

At this point, going to junior high is expensive enough.

Before long, the junior highs were competing for students.

new

Nicosia: The Cisco index closed at a new high of 185.6, a gain of 2.1 points on the week.

The Dow is reaching new highs , but small-company stocks are in a slump.

Each month during 1991 saw average ozone levels reach new highs .

It gained 1 1 / 8 to 68 1 / 2 and established a new 52-week high at 69 during the day.

Competition has hit a new high with many attractive offers in the run-up to Christmas.

With the right company, certainly the stock should hit new highs with the next bull market.

It was the third time this season that Strickland reached a new high .

Each time, the stocks rallied to new highs .

previous

That would surpass its previous high of $ 13. 375.

The previous high was 12 retirements in 1896.

After plunging to the bottom three years ago, housing prices in 94109 skyrocketed nearly 80 percent to also surpass previous highs .

The previous high was $ 2. 1 billion the previous year.

record

The Dow Jones industrial average dashed toward record highs .

After teetering at record highs for weeks, the market plunged 171 points Friday on news that suggested inflation was heating up.

Shares reached a record high of 44 3 / 4 on Dec. 5.

Both indexes have closed at record highs for seven straight sessions.

Property-casualty stocks have soared to record highs , more than doubling the explosion enjoyed by the Dow-Jones Industrial Averages in 1985.

The index hit a record high of 1939. 6 on Jan. 3.

■ VERB

hit

It was only a month ago that the index hit a post crash high of 2,423.9.

With the right company, certainly the stock should hit new highs with the next bull market.

Johannesburg hit a record high , ending 0.2% up.

Datatec's share price had a rollercoaster ride last year, it hit a high of R146 in March.

The contract hit a high of 101. 23 earlier.

Lead experienced the biggest swing, hitting a ten-year high of £800 a tonne in March.

The shares hit a high of $ 36. 75 last year.

reach

Each month during 1991 saw average ozone levels reach new highs .

The dollar also reached an intraday high of 1. 4583 marks.

The Dow is reaching new highs , but small-company stocks are in a slump.

Shares reached a record high of 44 3 / 4 on Dec. 5.

It was the third time this season that Strickland reached a new high .

It has shed more than 200 points since reaching an all-time high of 5, 689. 74 on April 3.

The shares reached a 52-week high of 69 intraday.

The market started off the year fairly well, reaching its 12-month high of 10695 in February.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be (in) for the high jump

And it's all about: Who is for the high jump in Rome?

He'd be for the high jump, as usual.

be flying high

The Rams are flying high after winning the Super Bowl.

He was now on to the mid-irons and these were flying high and true.

I was always happy to be flying high.

Like the other Salomon executives, Massey was flying high in 1985 on the back of a series of record earning quarters.

be riding high

Before Saturday's defeat, the Broncos had been riding high.

Blackpool are riding high in Division Four, while United have slowly sunk down the table.

By the summer of 1945, the Allies were riding high.

The Agnelli family, which owns almost 40% of the company, was riding high.

The salary cap was not in place when Jimmy was riding high in Dallas.

Travolta, who is riding high in Hollywood, takes a minor career risk by playing a villain.

come hell or high water

Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.

I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.

I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.

She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.

exact a high/heavy price

have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth

All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.

He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.

Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.

She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.

have friends in high places

Bowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.

He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.

I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.

The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.

But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.

We have friends in high places, they said.

have high/great hopes for sb/sth

high profile

It provides a high profile and public relations for the city.

Luria and Nordin have a high profile in the arts community.

Mechanics on the entirely separate test group work even harder than their counterparts with a higher profile on the race team.

Still, I was determined to cash in on my success and maintain a high profile at the ground.

The Central Freeway campaign represents a broader issue with a higher profile .

The next extracts provide some explanation of the social context which gave this distinction such a high profile .

This coming year, health and safety issues will enjoy an even higher profile .

With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.

high stakes

But commander-in-chief Douglas MacArthur wanted to play for higher stakes .

Especially when the players themselves happily accept the high stakes for which they play, gambling with their bodies.

He found Zacco lightly intoxicated, and playing dice for high stakes among a circle of friends.

I have relatively high stakes in conformity - I happen to have done fairly well out of it.

It was the highest stakes ever.

Of course much depends on how the current high stakes budget negotiations play out.

The higher stakes have increased the temptation to overload the inflatable speedboats, called Zodiacs.

You thought you'd play - for higher stakes than those he was offering.

high watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

high-collared/open-collared/fur-collared etc

high/low mark

Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark .

Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.

Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.

She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.

The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.

The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.

This is how to do it - and earn high marks !

high/low water

But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water .

The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.

They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.

They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water .

They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.

Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.

Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?

high/low watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

in high dudgeon

join the mile high club

live high on the hog

They've been living high on the hog since Jim got the money from his aunt.

of a high order/of the highest order

on the small/high/heavy etc side

Also on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.

Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side .

Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side .

For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side .

The bedrooms, though on the small side , have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.

The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side , but flavorful.

The little one's a bit on the small side .

The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side .

ridge of high pressure

run high

Actual monthly charges often run higher, however, because on-line services charge more for extra hours of use.

All day Saturday, tensions ran high as the president alternated intense cabinet meetings with bouts of seclusion.

And moral outrage at the use of simple expedients can still run high.

At that news, excitement among scientists ran high.

Buyer interest in Pebble Beach has always run high.

Later bravado runs high to disguise their feelings and some of them exploit the situation for gain.

People seem confused, tensions run high, and constant crisis is a fact of organizational life.

The courts served as a safety-valve, acting as an alternative to violence when emotions ran high.

sb's stock is high/low

Simon's stock is high in the network news business.

take the (moral) high road

Daley has taken the high road in his campaign, trying to ignore Merriam's attacks.

Instead, I decided to take the high road.

Read in studio Still to come on Central News, taking the high road.

She was at least making the attempt to take the high road, only to run into a dead end.

take/claim/seize the moral high ground

Some corporations have seized the moral high ground.

Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.

the high jump

the high seas

the high street

the higher/lower reaches of sth

A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.

A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.

But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.

Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.

It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.

Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.

She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.

There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.

throw sth into high relief

unusually high/large/quiet etc

And that was a peculiar job from that point of view, because it included an unusually large number of fifty-dollar bills.

Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.

Fortunately it was an unusually quiet day at the surgery.

Nevertheless, we had all noticed that for the past week Loi had been unusually quiet.

Nor can local suspicions that the incidence of cancer is unusually high be calmed or confirmed.

These energetic measures produced unusually large sums.

Video-Tape, no voice over SWINDON/Wiltshire A spokesman said the workload is unusually high for the time of year.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Highs today were in the mid-90's.

The high she got from cocaine never lasted.

The price of oil reached a new high this week.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But the feeling was different from any high or excitement I had felt before.

By junior high , she knew she wanted to play college ball.

I was on such a high .

It has shed more than 200 points since reaching an all-time high of 5, 689. 74 on April 3.

The past year has been a rollercoaster one for the royals with a few highs followed by lots of depressing lows.

With the right company, certainly the stock should hit new highs with the next bull market.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.