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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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high-riseˈhigh-rise adjective [only before noun]  high_rise.jpg TBBhigh-rise buildings are tall buildings with many levelssee thesaurus at highhigh rise noun [countable] They live in a high rise on the East Side. low-rise
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high-riseHigh-rise apartment buildings now stood where his childhood home had been.Residents can do nothing with high-rise buildings once they are completed.After going through two bankruptcies already, my international high-rise business was running out of funds.The most glaring example was the Sandburg Village high-rise development, about twelve blocks north of the Loop.But the high-rise epic eclipses another drama.But viewers in Britain are unlikely to get a glimpse of Linda's high-rise exploits.Lord James Douglas-Hamilton My right hon. Friend takes the question of security in high-rise housing very seriously.Oakland launched such a law just months before the high-rise massacre.He squeezed in time at the typewriter between the high-rise scaffolds and his duties as husband and father of two sons.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhigh-riseˈhigh-rise adjective [only before a noun]PROPERTY high-rise buildings are tall with many floors3,000,000 square feet of office space in three high-rise towers in downtown Dallashigh-rise noun [countable]It differed from the other projects in that it included both high-rises and houses. compare low-rise
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