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sky-high

(skī′hī′)
adv.
1. To a very high level: The garbage was piled sky-high.
2. In a lavish or enthusiastic manner: The critics praised the play sky-high.
3. In pieces or to pieces; apart: Sappers blew the bridge sky-high.
adj.
1. High up in the air: sky-high trees.
2. Exorbitantly high in cost or value: sky-high prices; sky-high stocks.
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sky-high

adj, adv
at or to an unprecedented or excessive level: prices rocketed sky-high.
adv
1. high into the air
2. blow sky-high to destroy completely
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sky′-high′



adv., adj.
very high.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sky-high - (with verb `to blow') destroyed completely; blown apart or to pieces; "they blew the bridge sky-high"; "the committee blew the thesis sky-high"
2.sky-high - in a lavish or enthusiastic manner; "he extolled her virtues sky-high"
3.sky-high - to a very high level; "prices have gone sky-high"; "garbage was piled sky-high"; "the men were flung sky-high by the explosion"
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sky-high

adjective
1. Imposingly high:
2. Vastly exceeding a normal limit, as in cost:
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Translations

sky-high

[ˈskaɪˈhaɪ] ADVpor las nubes
prices have gone sky-highlos precios están por las nubes
he hit the ball sky-highmandó el balón por los aires
see also blow 2 3
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sky-high

[ˌskaɪˈhaɪ]
1. adv (throw) → molto in alto
to blow sth sky-high → far saltare in aria qc
to blow a theory sky-high → confutare una teoria
prices have gone sky-high → i prezzi sono saliti alle stelle
2. adj (fam) → esorbitante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sky

(skai) plural skies (often with the) – noun
the part of space above the earth, in which the sun, moon etc can be seen; the heavens. The sky was blue and cloudless; We had grey skies and rain throughout our holiday; The skies were grey all week.
ˌsky-ˈblue adjective, noun
(of) the light blue colour of cloudless sky. She wore a sky-blue dress.
ˈsky-diving noun
the sport of jumping from aircraft and waiting for some time before opening one's parachute.
ˈsky-diver noun
ˌsky-ˈhigh adverb, adjective
very high. The car was blown sky-high by the explosion; sky-high prices.
ˈskyjack verb
to hijack a plane.
ˈskyjacker noun
ˈskylight noun
a window in a roof or ceiling. The attic had only a small skylight and was very dark.
ˈskyline noun
the outline of buildings, hills etc seen against the sky. the New York skyline; I could see something moving on the skyline.
ˈskyrocket verb
to rise sharply; to increase rapidly and suddenly. Housing prices have skyrocketed.
ˈskyrocket noun
a rocket firework that explodes in brilliant colourful sparks.
ˈskyscraper noun
a high building of very many storeys, especially in the United State.
the sky's the limit
there is no upper limit eg to the amount of money that may be spent. Choose any present you like – the sky's the limit!
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