high
high
adjective
1. (greater than average in height) 
a. alto 
We hiked to the top of a high mountain to get a better view of the valley.Caminamos hasta la cima de una montaña alta para tener una mejor vista del valle.
b. gran 
The airplane lost cabin pressure while flying at a high altitude.La cabina del avión se despresurizó mientras volaba a gran altura.
c. crecido (river) 
The river was very high after three days of rain.El río estaba muy crecido después de tres días de lluvia.
d. amplio (forehead) 
Patrick is self-conscious about his high forehead.Patrick está acomplejado por su frente amplia.
e. saliente (cheekbones) 
Erica has high cheekbones and a strong jaw.Erica tiene pómulos salientes y una mandíbula pronunciada.
2. (greater than average in quantity) 
a. alto 
Their prices are the highest in town.Sus precios son los más altos de la ciudad.
b. elevado 
Our sources say the number of casualties is high.Nuestras fuentes indican que el número de víctimas es elevado.
c. rico 
Pumpkin seeds are high in iron.Las semillas de calabaza son ricas en hierro.
3. (greater than average in intensity) 
a. alto 
The doctor told him to cut back on salt due to his high blood pressure.El médico le dijo que consumiera menos sal porque tenía la presión alta.
b. fuerte 
The meteorological service has issued a high wind warning.El servicio meteorológico ha emitido un aviso de vientos fuertes.
c. grande 
The car went past at a high speed.El carro pasó a gran velocidad.
4. (in measurements) 
a. de alto 
The wall is six feet high.La pared mide seis pies de alto.
b. de altura 
The diver jumped from a bridge 25 meters high.El clavadista saltó desde un puente de 25 metros de altura.
5. (colloquial) (drugged) 
a. drogado 
I'll drive because you're still high.Manejo yo porque tú todavía estás drogado.
b. colocado (colloquial) (River Plate) (Spain) 
Everyone was high at the party on Saturday.Todos estaban colocados en la fiesta del sábado.
6. (favorable) 
a. alto 
When he retired, his coworkers told him he'd always be held in high esteem.Cuando se jubiló, sus compañeros de trabajo le dijeron que siempre lo tendrían en alta estima.
b. muy bueno 
I get the feeling the reporter doesn't have a very high regard of the person she's interviewing.Me da la impresión de que la reportera no tiene un muy buen concepto de la persona que está entrevistando.
7. (excited) 
a. eufórico 
She felt high after selling her company for ten million dollars.Estaba eufórica después de vender su empresa por diez millones de dólares.
8. (related to rank) 
a. alto 
A UN high official will give the opening address.Un alto funcionario de la ONU dará el discurso de apertura.
9. (at a high frequency) 
a. agudo (note) 
It is harder for Eric to sing the high notes than it is for Jessica.Para Eric es más difícil cantar las notas agudas que para Jessica.
b. alto (note) 
I want to hear the opera singer sing a high note live.Quiero escuchar a la cantante de ópera cantar una nota alta en vivo.
10. (related to standards) 
a. elevado 
Heather got divorced because her husband didn't live up to her high ideals.Heather se divorció porque su esposo no cumplía con sus ideales elevados.
11. (culinary) 
a. pasado 
Randolph prefers to eat wild pheasant that is high.Randolph prefiere comer el faisán silvestre que está pasado.
12. (climactic) 
The high point of the story was so shocking it was like being doused in ice water.El punto culminante de la historia fue tan impactante que era como estar bañado con agua helada.
adverb
13. (at a considerable height) 
The geese fly high above on their way south for the winter. Los gansos vuelan a gran altura rumbo al sur por el invierno.
b. alto 
I bet I can jump higher than you!¡A que salto más alto que tú!
14. (toward a superior result) 
a. alto 
The Hawks are a modest team but they are aiming high.Los Hawks son un equipo modesto pero apuntan alto.
noun
15. (temperature) 
The thermometer recorded a high of 40 degrees.El termómetro marcó una máxima de 40 grados.
16. (record) 
Box office sales reached a new high with the opening of the movie.Las ventas de taquilla alcanzaron un nuevo máximo con el estreno de la película.
17. (stupefied state) 
a. el viaje (M) (colloquial) 
It took 15 cops to arrest a man who was on a methamphetamine high.Se necesitaron a 15 policías para detener a un hombre que estaba en un viaje de metanfetamina.
b. el colocón (M) (colloquial) (Spain) 
The medicine the doctor prescribed hit me hard. I have a high from it.La medicina que el médico me recetó me pegó fuerte. Llevo un colocón.
c. el pasón (M) (colloquial) (Mexico) 
The kids were on a sugar high.Los niños se dieron un pasón de azúcar.
18. (automobile) (United States) 
a. directa 
John put the car in high and went as fast as he could.John puso el coche en directa y fue lo más rápido que pudo.
high
Noun
1. (peak) 
a. el punto álgido (M) 
to reach a new highalcanzar nuevas cotas de éxito
to be on a highestar colocado(a)
highs and lowsaltibajos mpl
2. (meteorology) 
a. el anticiclón (M) 
adjective
3. (mountain, building) 
a. alto(a) 
it's 2 meters hightiene dos metros de altura
4. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
to be left high and dryquedarse en la estacada
highheelstacones or
high jumpsalto de altura salto m alto
5. (colloquial) (United Kingdom) 
a. no direct translation 
you'll be for the high jumpvas a cobrar
high jumpersaltador(ora) de altura
high tidemarea alta
high wirecuerda floja
6. (price, speed, standards) 
a. alto(a), elevado(a) 
to have a high opinion of somebodytener una buena opinión de alguien
in high spiritsmuy animado(a)
7. (aut) (United States) 
a. no direct translation 
high beamluces largas or
high explosiveexplosivo de gran potencia
8. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
high jinksjuerga f, jarana f
high pointmomento culminante
9. (law) 
a. no direct translation 
high treasonalta traición f
high windsviento fuerte
10. (rank, position) 
a. elevado(a), alto(a) 
to act all high and mightycomportarse de forma arrogante
to have a high profileser muy prominente or destacado(a)
11. (military) 
a. no direct translation 
high commandalto mando m
High Commissionembajada de un país de la Commonwealth en otro
High CourtTribunal Supremo
High Massmisa solemne
high schoolinstituto de enseñanza secundaria
high societyalta sociedad f
high streetcalle principal
12. (in tone, pitch) 
a. agudo(a) 
13. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
high notepunto m culminante
14. (of time) 
a. no direct translation 
it's high time you got yourself a jobya es hora de que te busques un trabajo
high noonmediodía m
high summerpleno verano m
high teamerienda cena
15. (meat) 
a. pasado(a) 
16. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
to be highestar colocado(a) or
17. (fig) 
a. no direct translation (on success, excitement) 
adverb
18. (to aim, jump) 
a. alto 
to hunt high and low for somethingbuscar algo por todas partes
feelings were running highlos ánimos estaban exaltados or caldeados
high [haɪ]
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's 20 metres high tiene 20 metros de alto or de altura
a two metre high fence
at high altitudes a grandes altitudes
the ceilings are very high los techos son muy altos
high cheekbones pómulos (m) salientes
he has a high forehead tiene la frente muy ancha
we'll have to move to higher [ground]
how high is Ben Nevis/that tree? ¿qué altura tiene el Ben Nevis/ese árbol?
economic reform is high on the agenda la reforma económica figura entre los asuntos más importantes a tratar
the river is high el río está crecido
I've known her since she was so high la conozco desde que era así (de pequeña)
the sun was high in the sky el sol daba de pleno
high and dry [+boat] varado
the boats lay at the river's edge, high and dry los botes estaban en la orilla del río, varados
the ship has come to rest, high and dry on the fine sand
to leave sb high and dry (in a difficult situation) dejar a algn en la estacada
schools with better reputations will be flooded with applications while poorer schools will be left high and dry the storm has left thousands of tourists stranded high and dry
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 más alto; temperatures were in the high 80s las temperaturas alcanzaron los ochenta y muchos; las temperaturas rondaron los 90 grados
top executives are being paid very high salaries I liked the place but /the rent was too high/
interest rates are high los intereses están muy altos
casualties were high the European country with the highest birth rate is Ireland the risks are high but the profits can be spectacular there is a high percentage of failures among this year's students his speed was far too high for the road conditions the high number of working days lost through strikes the carrot fly is not found in high numbers in the wild water containing high levels of nitrates there is no justification for charging such high prices their policy will inevitably lead to higher prices people say they are willing to pay higher taxes to provide this service you won't find another fabric of such high quality for this price we aim to maintain the high quality of patient care a skinny but muscular man with a high complexion and short, black hair she was tightly corseted, with the high colour of one whose breath is constricted high winds have knocked down trees and power lines ferries had to ride out the high seas until winds dropped to safe levels ships pitching about in high seas wines of high quality her craftsmanship is of very high quality
we offer education of the highest quality ofrecemos una educación de la más alta or de la mejor calidad
to have high blood pressure tener la tensión alta; ser hipertenso
his team was of the highest calibre su equipo era del más alto nivel
to have high hopes of sth
I had high hopes of being elected tenía muchas esperanzas de que me eligieran
hopes are high that the government will cut interest rates people have such high expectations of you foods high [in] fibre
parsley is high in calcium el perejil es rico en calcio
to have a high opinion of sb (think highly of) tener muy buena opinión or concepto de algn; (be fond of) tener a algn en alta estima
he has a high opinion of himself we were impressed by the high [polish] of his boots he buffed the metal to a high sheen
to pay a high price for sth pagar mucho dinero por algo; pagar algo muy caro
to have a high temperature tener mucha fiebre; tener una fiebre muy alta
to have a high old time pasarlo en grande (informal)
it's high time ...
it's high time you were in bed ya deberías estar acostado desde hace un buen rato; it's high time we were on our way ya deberíamos haber salido hace rato
to play for high stakes it will be a gamble, but what the hell, Eve has always played for high stakes
3 (important, superior) [+rank, position, office] alto
high and mighty
she's 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
you're all high and mighty since you got that promotion you needn't talk to me like that, your high-and-mighty ladyship - I'm just as good as you are
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)
[the] high and mighty "everyone up there" - he nodded towards the ceiling, indicating the offices of /the high and mighty/, "seems afraid to do anything"
high official alto funcionarioafuncionaria (m) (f);a funcionaria
a former high official in the CIA every single one of the arms companies is controlled by the families of high officials
to get (up) on one's high horse subirse a la parra
there's no need to get (up) on your high horse! ¡no hace falta que te subas a la parra!
I'm not going to get up on my high horse and say I'm better than that, but ...
to come down off or get off one's high horse bajar los humos
he ought to get down off his high horse and start helping rather than criticizing hasn't actually written anything himself they should come down off their high horse, accusing the EC of blocking agreement I feel he should get off his high horse and show some humility
in high places
to have friends in high places tener amigos importantes or con influencias
he is not without friends in high places I've got friends in high places
people in high places gente influyente or importante
there were people in high places who thought that it was a criminal waste of resources an investigation into corruption in high places
4 (high-pitched) [+sound, note] alto; [+voice] agudo
he played another higher note tocó otra nota más alta; she can still hit those high notes todavía llega bien a los agudos
her high voice really irritated me she has a very high voice and can easily hit top C on a high [note] "oh God!" Annette said on a high note the eighties ended on a high [note] - a long period of uninterrupted growth
in a high voice con voz aguda
on a high note
he ended his career on a high note terminó su carrera con un gran éxito
the president ended his term of office on a high note I want to win the game and end the season on a high note
5 (intoxicated)
to be high (on) [+drink, drugs] estar colocado (de) (informal)
he's high on whiskey
to get high (on) [+drink, drugs] colocarse (de) (informal)
on activity, emotion I believed in my success, really got high on it
she was high on her latest success estaba encantada or entusiasmada con su último éxito
to get high on music/sport
to be (as) high as a kite (on drugs, drink) estar totalmente colocado (informal); (confident) estar que no se cabe en sí
I felt so strange on the steroid injections - I was as high as a kite some of the time
6 (Cookery) (mature) [+game, cheese] que huele fuerte; (rotten) [+meat] pasado
that chicken smells a bit high (to be) in high [gear] to move shift into high gear the presidential campaign has shifted into high gear
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
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
stretch the arms as high above the head as possible /in Castel Molo, high above Taormina/, you can sample the famous almond wine made there
to run high [+sea] estar embravecido; [+river] estar crecido
feelings were running high los ánimos estaban exaltados
passions ran high in Paris on the eve of the season's potentially most explosive Five Nations' international nationalist passions have run high in Taiwan for the past week anti-Russian feeling is running high throughout the country
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
was there anyone particularly high in the administration who advocated a different policy? is it the house at the bottom of the hill? - no, it's higher up
to hold one's head (up) high mantener la cabeza bien alta
I'd like still to be able to hold my head up high after this you just have to hold your head up high and get on with life
to live high on the hog (US) vivir como un rajá
she's living high on the hog with the welfare check pets still live high on the hog despite the slump, says a report out today
to hunt or search high and low (for sth/sb) remover el cielo y la tierra (en busca de algo/algn)
I searched high and low for the examples I wanted we hunted high and low for my ring but couldn't find it
to fly high shares of Rolls-Royce were flying high at more than 230p earlier this year the last thing I need is for someone to bring me down when I'm flying high
2 (in degree, number, strength)
the bidding went as high as £500 las ofertas llegaron hasta 500 libras
I had to go as high as £200
noun
1
on high (in heaven) en el cielo; en las alturas
from on high a general surveying the battle from on high
there's been a new directive from on high ha habido una nueva directriz de arriba
he was saved at the last moment by some dispensation from on high are you getting pressured from on high?
2 (peak)
exports have reached an all-time high
sales have reached an all-time high las ventas han alcanzado cifras récord
to be on a high estar a las mil maravillas
3 (Economics) máximo (m)
the Dow Jones index reached a high of 2503 el índice de Dow Jones alcanzó un máximo de 2.503
4 (Metal) zona (f) de altas presiones
a high over the North Sea
especially (US) temperatura (f) máxima
5 (US) (Aut) (top gear) directa (f)
quinta (velocidad) $ cuarta (velocidad) $ - Comprobar, pero estoy casi segura de que "high gear" es quinta y no cuarta. en sus tiempos era cuarta porque no había quinta. No sé si ahora 'directa habrá pasado a ser la quinta. Así es que estoy de acuerdo con el comentario de Alison, pero va a quedar un poco confuso poner las dos trads. ¿se te ocurre alguna forma? Cristina I think it could be both - there are still some cars that don't have a fifth gear
to be in high ir en directa
modifier
high altar (n) altar (m) mayor
his bones were taken in lead caskets to Santo Domingo and interred before the high altar of the cathedral
high beam (n) (US) (Aut)
he had his lights on high beam llevaba las luces largas or de cruce
high camp (n) (Teat) amaneramiento (m)
high chair (n) silla (f) alta (para niño); trona (f); (Esp)
it was all I could do to strap him into his high chair
High Church (n) sector de la Iglesia Anglicana muy cercano a la liturgia y ritos católicos
her family are very high Church
high comedy (n) (Teat) comedia (f) de costumbres
Minelli's post-Impressionist high comedy there were sinister undertones in /a day of high comedy/ as the AWB celebrates Kruger Day in Vereeniging
it was high comedy era de lo más cómico
For the onlooker, it was high comedy
high command (n) (Mil) alto mando (m)
the German High Command was astonished at the heavy invasion losses
high commission (n) (international body) alto comisionado (m); (embassy) embajada (f) que representa a uno de los países de la Commonwealth en otro; (que representa a uno de los países de la Commonwealth en otro)
he was posted to the Indian High Commission before Independence the United Nations High Commission for Refugees the Belize High Commission in London
high commissioner (n) [of international body] alto comisarioacomisaria (m) (f);a comisaria (ambassador) embajadoraembajadora (m) (f) de un país de la Commonwealth en otro;a embajadora (de un país de la Commonwealth en otro)
the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Mr Douglas Gordon was appointed Britain's High Commissioner in Guyana
High Court (n) (Jur) Tribunal (m) Supremo
a high court judge un juez del Tribunal Supremo
he pursued the case to the high court the transfer of large numbers of High Court cases to the county court
high definition (n) alta definición (f)
high definition television
high diving (n) saltos (m) de trampolín de gran altura
the Olympic high diving competition was reaching its climax he took up high diving the high diving board
high explosive (n) explosivo (m) de gran potencia
high explosive shells a ship loaded with ammunition and high explosives
high fidelity (n) alta fidelidad (f)
FM is better able to carry the subtle overtones that we call high fidelity
high finance (n) altas finanzas (f)
she's quite at home in the world of high finance to [give] sb a high five we jump up in the air and give each other a high five he lifted his hand as if to give me a high five. "No touching," the guard said "I enjoyed every hug and high-five I received," the charismatic player said
high flier (n)
he's a high flier es ambicioso, tiene talento y promete
High German (n) alto alemán (m)
she learned Viennese German, rather than the High German John spoke
high ground (n)
they believe they have or occupy the moral high ground in this conflict creen que tienen moralmente la razón de su parte en este conflicto
to have hold occupy the (moral) high ground
to take claim the (moral) high ground Television is seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil he likes to take the moral high ground but the truth is his party has no scruples in spite of the overwhelming jingoist attacks against it, the anti-colonialist critique never really lost the moral high ground this will force the administration to cede some of the moral high ground it has claimed in this conflict He has conceded the moral and political high ground to Tony Blair by failing to back the implementation of Nolan in full
high hat (n) sombrero (m) de copa; cilindro (informal) (m)
high heels (n) (heels) tacones (m) altos
shoes with high heels
(shoes) zapatos (m) de tacón
a tall girl in high heels
high jinks (n) jolgorio (m); jarana (f)
there were high jinks last night hubo jolgorio or jarana anoche
he had put up with Beck's silly high jinks, the dumb jokes, the hysterics his customary intellectual high jinks he resigned amid accusations of sexual high-jinks with teenage girls
to get up to high jinks meterse en jarana
high jump (n) (Dep) salto (m) de altura
Ray Ewry won the standing high jump for the fourth consecutive time in the running high jump,Harold Osborn set a new Olympic record
he's for the high jump (Britain) (he'll be in trouble) se la va a cargar; le va a caer una buena
God help anyone who was sneaking a cup of tea when they shouldn't have been - they'll be for the high jump
(he'll be sacked) le van a largar
high jumper (n) (Dep) saltadorasaltadora (m) (f) de altura;a saltadora
the high life (n) (gen) la buena vida; (in high society) la vida de la buena sociedad
you can live the high life in the Hilton this summer without paying a fortune he was a road digger whose idea of the high life was three pints and a fish-and-chip supper his taste for the high life cost her a fortune ironically, the Hollywood high life that he had thought he needed and wanted proved hollow most large cities are good for business and high life, but not for families on holiday
high living (n) la buena vida
he was much given to high living and glamorous women high living and later theater flops got him into debt he had a reputation for high living at the expense of taxpayers
High Mass (n) misa (f) mayor
the boys'choir of the Parish of All Saints sings a solemn high mass at High Mass the priest had preached a sermon on the devil
high noon (n) (midday) mediodía (m)
a frontier shoot-out at high noon the heat of high noon
(peak) apogeo (m); (critical point) momento (m) crucial
/it looks like high noon for the nation's movie theaters/ - the film business used to be considered recession-proof, but that was before the advent of the home video the years 1907 to 1919 were the high noon of physics in Manchester. During those years Ernest Rutherford was professor in Manchester, at the peak of his youthful vigor
high point (n) [of show, evening] punto (m) culminante; clímax (m)
the catharsis, or emotional high point, of the play comes in the same place the high point in her autobiography takes place when she was twenty-four
[of visit, holiday] lo más destacado; [of career] punto (m) culminante; cenit (m)
it was the high point of his career the high point of the trip was a day at the races in Balgriffin the high point of his visit was an interview with the premier the high point of the exhibition is a gold and emerald mask one of the high points in the intellectual history of Japanese Buddhism that goal was the only high point in an otherwise disappointing match
high priest (n) sumo sacerdote (m)
at Jesus' trial before the high priest, the high priest asks him, Tell us if you are the Christ the high priest of cheap periodical fiction Jacques Monod, high priest of scientific rationality
high priestess (n) suma sacerdotisa (f)
she does not look as though she was once a Satanic high priestess, luring young people into covens the conservatives labelled her the high priestess of political correctness the American high priestess of wit
high relief (n) alto relieve (m)
a frieze of sculpted figures in high relief
to throw or bring sth into high relief poner algo de relieve
other factors have thrown the importance of the quality of management performance into high relief
high road (n) especially (Britain) carretera (f)
Chiswick High Road the overturned carriage was blocking the high road
the high road to success/disaster el camino directo al éxito/desastre
this is the high road to disaster prudent course of action the president is likely to take the high road in his statements about trade he'd kept a fairly high road for most of his presidential campaign
high roller (n) (US) (gen) derrochónonaderrochona (m) (f);ona derrochona
Ken was a hard-drinking high roller who always seemed to have plenty of money they are hoping for a greater influx of tourist dollars with some of these high rollers coming in from Texas and Chicago
(gambling) jugadorajugadora (m) (f) empedernido*;a jugadora
the high rollers - gamblers who place large stakes - have pulled in their horns there are people employed in casinos in Las Vegas especially to spot the high rollers
high school (n) (US) (Britain) instituto (m) de enseñanza secundaria; liceo (m); (LAm)
he began taking drugs when he was in high school
junior high (school) (US) instituto donde se imparten los dos primeros años de bachillerato
she is a student at the junior high
En Estados Unidos las high schools son los institutos donde los adolescentes de 15 a 18 años realizan la educación secundaria, que dura tres cursos (grades), desde el noveno hasta el duodécimo año de la enseñanza; al final del último curso se realiza un libro conmemorativo con fotos de los alumnos y profesores de ese año Yearbook y los alumnos reciben el diploma de high school en una ceremonia formal de graduación. Estos centros suelen ser un tema frecuente en las películas y programas de televisión estadounidenses en los que se resalta mucho el aspecto deportivo - sobre todo el fútbol americano y el baloncesto - además de algunos acontecimientos sociales como el baile de fin de curso, conocido como Senior Prom.
note See culture box in entry prom.note See culture box in entry yearbook.
high school diploma (n) (US) bachillerato (m)
high school graduate (n) (US) bachiller (m)
41 percent never completed high school
the high seas (n) alta mar (f)
on the high seas en alta mar
he had many stories to tell of his adventures on the high seas the first refugees from Vietnam took to the high seas on leaky boats
high season (n) temporada (f) alta
it's so much more expensive to go in high season a typical high season week in a chalet costs £470 June is the high season for weddings
high season prices/rates precios (m)/tarifas (f) de temporada alta
the price is based on high season rates
high sign (n) seña (f) acordada; (acordada)
to give sb a high sign hacer la seña a algn
he gave Wren a high sign as he left let's give them a high sign that this campaign's about issues and not about vagueness
high society (n) la alta sociedad
she was dazzled with the trappings of high society Mona moved in high society and showbusiness circles a lavish dinner with Paris high-society celebrities
high spot (n) [of show, evening] punto (m) culminante; clímax (m); [of visit, holiday] lo más destacado; [of career] punto (m) culminante; cenit (m)
rough weather denied us a landing on the island, for me the high spot of the whole cruise Pamela looks back at the incident as the high spot of her career to hit the high spots go to fashionable places ir a los sitios de moda > I think it's more 'irse de juerga' - high spots in the SPEG refers to places like nightclubs he cambiado. antes "echar una cana al aire >". Cristina let's go out and have a good time - hit the high spots
high street (n) calle (f) mayor; calle (f) principal
vegetarian restaurants and health food shops are springing up in every high street
high street banks bancos (m) principales; high street shops tiendas (f) de la calle principal
high summer (n) pleno verano (m); pleno estío (m)
except for the high summer, when the heat and humidity were insufferable, the climate was close to idyllic
high table (n) (gen) mesa (f) principal; mesa (f) presidencial; (Univ) (Educ) mesa (f) de los profesores
a flower arrangement which would have graced the high table of any banquet the dons, however, do not take part in the distasteful process of queueing for their chips and mixing with the hoi polloi, but still sit secluded at High Table
high tea (n) (Britain) merienda-cena (f) que se toma acompañada de té; (que se toma acompañada de té)
the more rural tradition of high tea, a meal that often replaced dinner and included small portions of cooked dishes an unusually nice touch is the high tea served daily from 3 to 5
high technology (n) alta tecnología (f)
the progress of high technology and information systems has now brought people closer together they are calling for restraints on transfers of high technology and arms
high tide (n) pleamar (f); marea (f) alta
at high tide en la pleamar; en marea alta
high treason (n) alta traición (f)
it is considered by law as high treason they accused us of/charged us with high treason
high water (n) pleamar (f); marea (f) alta
fishing is possible for a couple of hours either side of high water
high wire (n) cuerda (f) floja
she performed amazing feats of dexterity on a high wire
high wire act (n) número (m) en la cuerda floja; número (m) de funambulismo
the artistes were rehearsing their high wire acts what could have been merely an intellectual high wire act becomes a wholly unexpected delight
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