from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having or moving with a high step.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a proud or showy action or gait.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or moving with a high step


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  • The music Hot 8 performed that day hearkened back to the social aid and pleasure clubs, said Pete, where a well-dressed band led a parade down the street, forming the “first line,” while onlookers joined them to form the “second line” with strutting, jumping and high-stepping underneath their decorated parasols as they blew whistles and waved feathered fans.

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  • In performance, couples would line up to form an aisle, down which each pair would take a turn at a high-stepping promenade through the others.

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  • Imago/Zuma Press Totilas, shown at the German Championships, is known for his flamboyant, high-stepping style.

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  • Some devotees complain Totilas's flamboyant, high-stepping style and the merchandising that surrounds him are detracting from the purity of the conservative sport.

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  • Totilas has swept competitions and set scoring records, but some devotees say his flamboyant, high-stepping style detracts from the purity of the conservative sport.

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  • Dressage experts attribute Totilas's star power to his high-stepping, lithe bounces, similar to the spring of Lipizzaners, the white stallions that perform at Vienna's Spanish Riding School.

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  • But before long, the dynamic back was high-stepping on the sidelines and returned.

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  • The leggy, high-stepping Hernández stretches the play with his sprints and Rooney links front and middle from the No10 position.

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  • On the positive side, USDA has stepped up enforcement of the Horse Protection Act that bans the practice of "soring" of Tennessee Walking Horses, hiring 15 new inspectors to address the criminal use of caustic chemicals and other substances to harm horses' hooves and make it painful for the horses to step down in order to cause an artificially high-stepping gait in show competitions.

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  • As we move around "Zig III," it unfolds from a tightly packed, vertical assembly of suave curves, projections and a framing circle into a high-stepping structure bridging a horizontal expanse.

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