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[weyst-deep] /ˈweɪstˈdip/
being at or rising to the level of the waist.
Origin of waist-deep
1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Standing waist-deep in muddy water, they chew coca leaves to stave off exhaustion and hunger.
  • She remembers thinking she was going to die as the flood in her living room became waist-deep within a matter of minutes.
  • He stood waist-deep in the calm reef waters, one hand steadying the stern.
  • Participants enter waist-deep water where they can hug, kiss and play with the dolphins.
  • Anglers wade waist-deep in the icy water or drill holes through the ice if the lake is frozen to scoop up the small fish.
  • These homes were not in the flood zone, but still collected waist-deep water.
  • Higher flows mean higher water, a stronger current, and may include wading in waist-deep water.
  • They were about a mile out and tried to get to the beach in waist-deep water.
  • Through the waist-deep ditch the columns swept, and in moments the bluecoats clambered up the outer embankment.

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