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high·ball

 (hī′bôl′)
n.
1. A cocktail served in a tall glass and consisting of liquor, such as whiskey, mixed with water or a carbonated beverage.
2.
a. A railroad signal indicating full speed ahead.
b. A high-speed train.
intr.v. high·balled, high·ball·ing, high·balls Slang
To move ahead at full speed.

highball

(ˈhaɪˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Cookery) a long iced drink consisting of a spirit base with water, soda water, etc
2. (Railways) (originally in railway use) a signal that the way ahead is clear and one may proceed
vb
3. (intr) to move at great speed
4. (Automotive Engineering) (tr) to drive (a vehicle) at great speed
[C19: (in sense 2) from the early railway signal consisting of a ball hoisted to the top of a pole]

high•ball

(ˈhaɪˌbɔl)
n.
1. a drink of whiskey mixed with club soda or ginger ale and served with ice in a tall glass.
2.
a. a signal to start a train that is given with the hand or with a lamp.
b. a signal for a train to move at full speed.
v.i.
3. Slang. to move at full speed.
[1880–85]

highball


Past participle: highballed
Gerund: highballing

Imperative
highball
highball
Present
I highball
you highball
he/she/it highballs
we highball
you highball
they highball
Preterite
I highballed
you highballed
he/she/it highballed
we highballed
you highballed
they highballed
Present Continuous
I am highballing
you are highballing
he/she/it is highballing
we are highballing
you are highballing
they are highballing
Present Perfect
I have highballed
you have highballed
he/she/it has highballed
we have highballed
you have highballed
they have highballed
Past Continuous
I was highballing
you were highballing
he/she/it was highballing
we were highballing
you were highballing
they were highballing
Past Perfect
I had highballed
you had highballed
he/she/it had highballed
we had highballed
you had highballed
they had highballed
Future
I will highball
you will highball
he/she/it will highball
we will highball
you will highball
they will highball
Future Perfect
I will have highballed
you will have highballed
he/she/it will have highballed
we will have highballed
you will have highballed
they will have highballed
Future Continuous
I will be highballing
you will be highballing
he/she/it will be highballing
we will be highballing
you will be highballing
they will be highballing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been highballing
you have been highballing
he/she/it has been highballing
we have been highballing
you have been highballing
they have been highballing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been highballing
you will have been highballing
he/she/it will have been highballing
we will have been highballing
you will have been highballing
they will have been highballing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been highballing
you had been highballing
he/she/it had been highballing
we had been highballing
you had been highballing
they had been highballing
Conditional
I would highball
you would highball
he/she/it would highball
we would highball
you would highball
they would highball
Past Conditional
I would have highballed
you would have highballed
he/she/it would have highballed
we would have highballed
you would have highballed
they would have highballed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.highball - a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glasshighball - a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
mixed drink - made of two or more ingredients
cobbler - tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit
Tom Collins, collins - tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
gin and tonic - gin and quinine water
julep, mint julep - bourbon and sugar and mint over crushed ice
Scotch and soda - a highball with Scotch malt whiskey and club soda
sling - a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice
zombi, zombie - several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur

highball

verb
Slang. To move swiftly:
Informal: hotfoot, rip.
Slang: barrel.
Chiefly British: nip.
Translations

highball

[ˈhaɪbɔːl] N (US) (= drink) → jaibol m, whisky soda m

highball

[ˈhaɪbɔːl]
n
(US) (= drink) → whisky m à l'eau avec des glaçonshigh beam n (US)pleins phares mpl
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Roberts sipped his highball and unburdened himself.
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