waist-deep


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Adv.1.waist-deep - up to the waistwaist-deep - up to the waist; "the water rose waist-high"
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waist-deep

[ˈweɪstˈdiːp] ADJhasta la cintura

waist-deep

[ˌweɪstˈdiːp]
1. advfino alla cintura, fino alla vita
2. adjalto/a fino alla cintura, alto/a fino alla vita
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In their hands were swords and spears, and they were leaping, waist-deep, into the sea-wash and wading ashore.
So he stood waist-deep in the grass and looked regretfully across the rolling savannah and the soft-swelling foothills to the Lion's Head, a massive peak of rock that upreared into the azure from the midmost centre of Guadalcanar, a landmark used for bearings by every coasting mariner, a mountain as yet untrod by the foot of a white man.
Now the stones at the bottom of the stream were round and slippery, and the current swept along strongly, waist-deep, in the middle.
The stones under my feet were muddy and slippery, and the river was so low that I ran perhaps twenty feet scarcely waist-deep.
The inadequate boat finally arrived at a precarious landing, the natives, waist-deep in the surf, assisting.
One o'clock came, and two o'clock, and the pirates were clustering on the highest shoal, waist-deep in water.
This man I have told you of is one of the pontooners of the Beresina; he helped to construct the bridge by which the army made the passage, and stood waist-deep in water to drive in the first piles.
They waded waist-deep in the grass, in a compact body, bearing an improvised stretcher in their midst.
Through the heavy Caspakian air, beneath the swollen sun, the five men marched northwest from Fort Dinosaur, now waist-deep in lush, jungle grasses starred with myriad gorgeous blooms, now across open meadow-land and parklike expanses and again plunging into dense forests of eucalyptus and acacia and giant arboreous ferns with feathered fronds waving gently a hundred feet above their heads.
Scotland's most populated cities and regions are waist-deep in snow.
In Camarines Sur, a big part of Naga City and several towns were hit by up to waist-deep floods.
Floodwater in Barangays Del Rosario, Flordeliz, Balagbag, Lipot, Tarusanan, Alimbuyog, San Miguel, Dalipay, San Roque and Borongborongan in Milaor was waist-deep.