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View synonyms for high-up

high-up

[ hahy-uhp ]

adjective

  1. holding a high position or rank.


noun

, plural high-ups.
  1. a person holding a high position or rank; higher-up.

high-up

noun

  1. informal.
    a person who holds an important or influential position


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Word History and Origins

Origin of high-up1

First recorded in 1865–70; noun, adj. use of high up

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Example Sentences

But by far the most interesting object, which held enormous fascination for me, sat high up on the top shelf.

A small stream flows from high up in the Korengal and meanders down through the valley before emptying into the Pech River.

I remember there was a moment where I was way high up on the face and I looked out and went, ‘Yep, this is exactly why I am here.’

A guard tower sat high up on a nearby hill, but the outpost itself was no fortress.

The place was quite deserted, lighted by a few lanterns hung high up, in which the gas burned dimly.

Were he a young man, they could save him by cutting off his leg high up, but as it is he would not stand the shock.

There is a certain kind of bird that makes its nest high up on the sides of steep cliffs jutting out over the waters of the ocean.

They sleep high up, on some boards or planks roughly put together.

When diarrhea exists, the color may be red, even if the source of the blood is high up.

At Luxor, however, the wind remained so high up that the lower regions of the sky were calm and still.

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