Definition of waist-deep in English:


adjective & adverb

  • Of or at a depth to reach the waist.

    [as adjective] ‘the waist-deep water’
    [as adverb] ‘Ellwood stood waist-deep in the water’
    • ‘The time to build an ark is before the raging flood is upon us, not after we're waist-deep in the tides of chaos and despair.’
    • ‘At a quarry in Lancashire a 13-year old girl became stuck waist-deep in a muddy pool.’
    • ‘The pair waded through waist-deep freezing water to reach a woman who had fallen down an embankment in Broadbent.’
    • ‘We were going to be descending in a storm, in waist-deep snow, through perfect avalanche conditions, and I was convinced we were going to die.’
    • ‘I accidentally took a step into a snowdrift and found myself waist-deep in snow, and later when I was trying to climb down a bank I slipped and fell quite heavily onto my back.’
    • ‘Avis reported seeing a local resident standing in waist-deep water, helpless as her furniture floated down the road.’
    • ‘The rescue team, including Tendring Council nature wardens, spent hours waist-deep in mud and water tending to the animal.’
    • ‘We finally drifted into waist-deep water and dragged the boat onto the beach.’
    • ‘‘My house is destroyed and all my possessions are buried somewhere under waist-deep mud,’ Bhuiyan said.’
    • ‘Mr Price said he had spoken to a friend in the centre of Milnsbridge who had helped pull screaming children from cars submerged in waist-deep water.’
    • ‘Doctors had to amputate the leg of a 14-year-old boy attacked earlier today while fishing in waist-deep water.’
    • ‘Local residents trudged up the sidewalk in waist-deep murky brown water to higher ground.’
    • ‘Hundreds of patients, doctors and nurses were trapped for days at New Orleans Charity Hospital, surrounded by waist-deep water without power, food or medical supplies.’
    • ‘More than three weeks after the floods began, water still lies waist-deep or higher in some areas.’
    • ‘Mr Watson and the Russian helped fellow hotel guests and at one stage found themselves waist-deep in water and sewage.’
    • ‘A terrified Essex family waded waist-deep through a raging torrent to escape flash floods which devastated a Cornish village.’
    • ‘Heroic lifeboatmen worked waist-deep in breaking seas in a desperate bid to save a stranded boat’
    • ‘They waded waist-deep in the grass in a compact body bearing an improvised stretcher in their midst.’
    • ‘As she waded through waist-deep flood waters to get to the worst affected areas, she could see the devastation all around.’
    • ‘I was waist-deep in the swamp for weeks and weeks.’