Definition of high-powered in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪˈpaʊəd/
(also high-power)


1(Of a machine or device) having greater than normal strength or capabilities: a high-powered sports car
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  • They'll love the 9310XL, which is the quietest high-power machine I've tested.
  • People camp out on the mainland for weeks, pouring their life savings into high-power telescopes, just to catch a glimpse of him.
  • Police officers and SWAT members surround the house with their high-power guns.
1.1Having a great deal of power, influence, or dynamism: high-powered senior executives
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  • To be a senior manager, a CEO or any high-powered corporate executive you need to be smart, sharp, presentable and have reasonable charisma.
  • Meanwhile, Paul realises his wife - a high-powered advertising executive - might want another child.
  • Relishing her best film role for some time, Stockard Channing is the high-powered business executive wedded to her mobile and merciless in the demands she makes on others.
dynamic, energetic, ambitious, driven, go-ahead, assertive, fast-track, effective, enterprising, vigorous, forceful, aggressive, pushy, pushing, driving
informal go-getting, full of get-up-and-go, high-octane
North American informal go-go
1.2Involving a great deal of responsibility: a very high-powered job
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  • The high-powered job had been advertised at a salary of £171,000 in May but the Council had said it was prepared to go as high as £200,000.
  • Going for jobs which are high-powered shows you are keen to take risks.
  • If they want to get ahead, Ms McIntosh says, women have to be prepared to develop thick skins, and the confidence to take the knocks and criticism that go with a high-powered job.

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