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1(of a machine or device) having greater than normal strength or capabilities.‘a high-powered rifle’
- ‘The gang are still active in west Dublin, involved in the theft of high-powered cars and drug dealing.’
- ‘They'll love the 9310XL, which is the quietest high-power machine I've tested.’
- ‘Police officers and SWAT members surround the house with their high-power guns.’
- ‘People camp out on the mainland for weeks, pouring their life savings into high-power telescopes, just to catch a glimpse of him.’
- ‘The Cessna 310 which crashed on Saturday is a high-powered six-seater aircraft, capable of flying long distances.’
- 1.1Dynamic and capable.‘a high-powered delegation’
dynamic, energetic, ambitious, driven, go-ahead, assertive, fast-track, effective, enterprising, vigorous, forceful, aggressive, pushy, pushing, drivinggo-getting, full of get-up-and-go, high-octanego-goView synonyms
- ‘Catering for the high-powered executive, the hotel offers a full set of business services and entertainment.’
- ‘The change from high-powered business executive to lowly prisoner was swift.’
- ‘I don't do lunch with high-powered executives any more, I'm glad to say.’
- ‘In Washington, the Protocol School's clients include high-powered business executives and members of the diplomatic corps.’
- ‘Harrelson portrays his character with a depth and darkness that makes it hard to take your eyes off his presence, and Barkin's role as a high-powered executive is sexy and chilling.’
- ‘Mr Butt said she was arranging for a programme of visits to the area by a delegation of high-powered Pakistani businessmen.’
- ‘The marketing committee is one of the most high-powered organs of the board, and deals directly on all matters of revenue, including television rights, team sponsorship and individual series sponsorships.’
- ‘He was very protective of us, and because of his job as a high-powered lawyer who had convicted thousands of drug dealers and criminals to jail, he was a little paranoid that they would try to harm his family.’
- ‘Today's shock news comes less than three years after she took up the high-powered chief executive post.’
- ‘It's issues like these - and the prospect of helping other men struggling with the difficulties of marriage to a high-powered executive - that spawned his Web site.’
- ‘Meanwhile, Paul realises his wife - a high-powered advertising executive - might want another child.’
- ‘To be a senior manager, a CEO or any high-powered corporate executive you need to be smart, sharp, presentable and have reasonable charisma.’
- ‘A high-powered delegation of Waterford city councillors travelled to Dublin yesterday afternoon for a meeting with the Minister.’
- ‘His expensive Armani suits are razor sharp, perfect for any high-powered executive, yet flashy enough for a playboy on the prowl.’
- ‘As the tourism industry seeks to revive its fortunes over the Bank Holiday weekend, the local economy was due to get a much-needed boost today from a high-powered overseas delegation.’
- ‘Relishing her best film role for some time, Stockard Channing is the high-powered business executive wedded to her mobile and merciless in the demands she makes on others.’
- ‘An inconspicuous, soft-spoken man, Bruckheimer contradicts the stereotype of the high-powered Hollywood executive.’
- ‘Gregory, a high-powered executive whose work involves much travel around Europe which he thoroughly enjoys, was suddenly handed additional responsibility for his company in Asia.’
- ‘In Japan, high-powered executives of big corporations are put under stress to make strong, resilient men of them, to make them think fast, to make them make decisions quickly.’
- ‘The overseas business schools contributing to this new centre of excellence will attract high-powered executives from around the world.’
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