waist-high


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

[ˈweɪstˈhaɪ]
A. ADJhasta la cintura
the water was waist-highel agua cubría or llegaba hasta la cintura
B. ADV the ball bounced waist-highla pelota dio un bote al nivel de la cintura
References in classic literature ?
The grass was waist-high and higher, and as she rode along she remembered that Gogoomy was one of a gang of boys that had been detailed to the grass-cutting.
He stood in a mass of weeds that grew waist-high in the field that ran away from the hillside.
The grain was waist-high on either side the wagon road, and he sniffed the warm aroma of it with delighted nostrils.
He clutched a tree that yet stood, and clung on, holding the girl and sobbing for air, while the waters of the lagoon washed by knee-high and at times waist-high.
Over the edge there peeped a clean-cut, boyish face, which looked keenly about it, and then, with a hand on either side of the aperture, drew itself shoulder-high and waist-high, until one knee rested upon the edge.
His legs swung like a pendulum as he drew himself up with one arm, then shifted the position of the other hand, and very gradually worked himself waist-high with the sill.
One driver had to wade through waist-high water to escape after attempting to drive through a flooded ford in Hampton-in-Arden.
A show source said: "Max and Ale were rehearsing a waist-high lift when they stumbled and Ale's head hit the ice.
Olivarez said the city rescue team was surprised to learn of waist-high waters in Gatchalian Subdivision because it had been flood-free for months due to its newly-constructed drainage system.
More than 35,000 people have fled their homes as flood waters rose waist-high in some places, the reports added.
Some also didn't seem to feel that the recognised conventions of commerce - pay and we'll let you in - applied to them, especially when they realised they could vault the waist-high turnstiles (unlike the ground-to-ceiling contraptions the Riverside enjoys.
Roofs creaked and collapsed and homeowners toiled to clear waist-high snowdrifts from their houses yesterday as Buffalo and western New York State were paralysed by historic snowfall levels.