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Definition of highball verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    highball

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪbɔːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪbɔːl//
     
    (North American English) (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they highball
    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪbɔːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪbɔːl//
     
    he / she / it highballs
    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪbɔːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪbɔːlz//
     
    past simple highballed
    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪbɔːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪbɔːld//
     
    past participle highballed
    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪbɔːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪbɔːld//
     
    -ing form highballing
    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪbɔːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪbɔːlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to go somewhere very quickly They highballed out of town.
  2. 2[transitive] highball something to deliberately make an estimate of the cost, value, etc. of something that is too high He thought she was highballing her salary requirements. opposite lowball
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