Definition of waist-high in English:

waist-high

adjective & adverb

  • Of or at a height to reach the waist.

    as adjective ‘a ruin surrounded by waist-high grass’
    as adverb ‘weeds grew waist-high’
    • ‘An irrigation ditch ran alongside to the left of the track and was filled with water, weeds, waist-high rushes and reeds.’
    • ‘He was put to work digging a quarter-acre section of waist-high grass.’
    • ‘Prime Minister Patrick Manning addressed an audience of residents there who were standing in water waist-high.’
    • ‘Students carry measuring instruments down a ditch, through waist-high grass, and wade into the stream to measure stream flow and water clarity.’
    • ‘Occasionally we stop to rescue others who have crashed in the waist-high snow drifts.’
    • ‘‘Coastal slope grazing should help to ensure that the sites are not lost under waist-high scrub again,’ Polly added.’
    • ‘It was enclosed by a circular stone wall, waist-high, with mossy steps leading down to the pool, and was filled with clear water.’
    • ‘‘I could see the flag but I had to hit it about waist-high coming out of there,’ he said.’
    • ‘Fredrik Ljungberg was running with the ball when Olof Mellberg decided that he needed a little practice in the art of the waist-high tackle.’
    • ‘The rest of the kitchen has a bank of waist-high units, which conceal a washing machine and dishwasher.’
    • ‘Water was waist-high in one spot a half mile inland on Grand Cayman, the largest of the islands and an important offshore finance centre.’
    • ‘Half the knickers in my underwear drawer are heavy-duty, waist-high affairs which profess to give you a smooth behind.’
    • ‘Tomaz continued, alone, plowing through waist-high snowdrifts, to the 26,504-foot summit.’
    • ‘We waded out waist-high, then lay on our backs, just floating with the current.’
    • ‘On Monday, two local fishermen were found waist-high in water after being cut off by the tide on rocks off the coast at Heysham.’
    • ‘The £300,000 scheme will see waist-high pedestrian railings replaced with metal and timber safety fencing in accordance with Government guidelines.’
    • ‘It has oak trees that are hundreds of years old, towering cottonwoods and sycamores and secluded areas where acres of trunk-to-trunk pecan trees haven't yet grown waist-high.’
    • ‘Onside from three yards out, he tries to stab a waist-high opportunity past Mark Schwarzer in the Australia goal and misses it completely.’
    • ‘Pushing through the crowds is like wading through waist-high water.’
    • ‘Pushing through the waist-high grass, I made my way slowly upstream to a bend in the river.’

Pronunciation

waist-high