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
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

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. Then, as the Martian towered overhead scarcely a couple of hundred yards away, I flung myself forward under the sur- face.
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.
Jaynes said those aboard managed to wade through waist-deep water to the emergency exits on the sinking plane.
This venue adds fuel to my theory that the main purpose of The Open is to reduce pampered American golfers to blubbering wrecks through a combination of bunkers, waist-deep rough, inclement weather and spirit-crushing slices of bad luck.
RESCUERS raced to help a family feared to be struggling in waist-deep mud at a notorious beach as they tried to reach the sea at low tide.