Definition of waist-deep in English:

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adjective& adverb

Of or at a depth to reach the waist: [as adjective]: the waist-deep water [as adverb]: Ellwood stood waist-deep in the water
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  • We finally drifted into waist-deep water and dragged the boat onto the beach.
  • More than three weeks after the floods began, water still lies waist-deep or higher in some areas.
  • They waded waist-deep in the grass in a compact body bearing an improvised stretcher in their midst.

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Syllabification: waist-deep

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