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adjective     tall pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a tall person or object has greater height than the average person or object

    a tall thin woman

    He was much taller than I expected.

    grow tall:

    This tree can grow very tall in the right conditions.

    1. a.
      used for talking about measurements of height
      five inches/feet/meters/yards etc. tall:

      He must be over six feet tall.

    See also high
  2. 2
    a tall drink is served in a tall glass or container and often consists of an alcoholic drink mixed with a lot of a drink that is not alcoholic

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noun [uncountable]


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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