''High''' para falar de comida estragada

Avatar do usuário OEstudantedeIngles 5650 2 16 110
Hey you all =) Look, I discovered that ''High'' can also mean that foods or drinks are not good to eat any longer. My dictionary says that it happens more in British English, but I'm curious, Do americans say that too?

''I think this rice is a bit high, we'll have to throw it out
''Do you think the meal is high?'''
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Avatar do usuário PPAULO 45505 6 35 805
It meant foul or bad rice, with that characteristic high-scented smell.
The "yourdictionary.com" has an example used to meat, but it´s no surprise it has gone to other culinary items. Since it has this meaning:

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/high/5
malodorous
adj. foul-smelling
bad
decayed
decomposed
fetid
foul
frowzy
[b]funky[/b]
fusty
gamy
high
infested
lousy
mephitic
musty
nasty
nauseating
noisome
noxious
off
offensive
pestilential
poisonous
polluted
putrid
rancid
rank
reeking
rotten
smelly
stale
stenchful
stinking
strong
tainted
vile



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a. Slightly spoiled or tainted; gamy. Used of meat.
b. Having a bad smell; malodorous.

http://www.yourdictionary.com/high#KdEqK8gI818CQt25.99

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BTW, I myself had not seen "high" to talk about rotten/spoiled food.
Very good !