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Cocktail vs. Highball

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Cocktailnoun

A mixed alcoholic beverage.

‘They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.’;

Highballnoun

A cocktail made from a spirit plus soda water etc.

Cocktailnoun

A mixture of other substances.

‘Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream from the chemical factory.’; ‘a cocktail of illegal drugs’;

Highballnoun

(rail transport) An all clear or full speed ahead signal.

Cocktailnoun

A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in its veins.

Highballnoun

(climbing) A very high bouldering problem, often with a hard landing.

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Cocktailnoun

A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.

Highballverb

To make an estimate which tends toward exaggeration.

‘If we highball the price, it comes out to $240. If we lowball it, it's closer to $200.’;

Cocktailnoun

A species of rove beetle, so called from its habit of elevating the tail.

Highballverb

To move quickly; to hightail.

Cocktailadjective

(obsolete) Ostentatiously lacking in manners.

Highballnoun

An alcoholic beverage having a liquor such as whiskey mixed with water or a carbonated beverage, and usually served with ice in a tall glass.

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Cocktailverb

(transitive) To adulterate (fuel, etc.) by mixing in other substances.

Highballnoun

A railroad track signal permitting the engineer to proceed at full speed.

Cocktailverb

(transitive) To treat (a person) to cocktails.

‘He dined and cocktailed her at the most exclusive bars and restaurants.’;

Highballnoun

a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass

Cocktailnoun

A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened.

Highballnoun

a drink consisting of a spirit, especially whisky, and a mixer such as soda, served with ice in a tall glass.

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Cocktailnoun

A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins.

Highballnoun

a railway signal to proceed.

Cocktailnoun

A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.

‘It was in the second affair that poor little Barney showed he was a cocktail.’;

Highballverb

travel fast

‘they highballed north’;

Cocktailnoun

A species of rove beetle; - so called from its habit of elevating the tail.

Highball

A highball is a mixed alcoholic drink composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer, often a carbonated beverage. Examples include the Seven and Seven, Scotch and soda, gin and tonic, Screwdriver, and rum and Coke.

Cocktailnoun

a short mixed drink

Cocktailnoun

an appetizer served as a first course at a meal

Cocktailnoun

an alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice or cream

‘a cocktail bar’;

Cocktailnoun

a mixture of substances or factors, especially when dangerous or unpleasant

‘financial pressure plus isolation can be a deadly cocktail for some people’; ‘a cocktail of drugs with severe side effects’;

Cocktailnoun

a dish consisting of small pieces of food, typically served cold as a starter

‘we began with prawn and avocado cocktail’; ‘a chilled lobster cocktail prettily presented in a martini glass’;

Cocktail

A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink. Most commonly, cocktails are either a combination of spirits, or one or more spirits mixed with other ingredients such as fruit juice, flavored syrup, or cream.

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