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verb     hail pronunciation in British English
/heɪl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhail
he/she/ithails
present participlehailing
past tensehailed
past participlehailed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to say publicly how good or important someone or something is
    hail someone/something as something:

    The court’s ruling was immediately hailed as a victory for freedom.

  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to shout to someone as a way of attracting their attention
    1. a.
      to make a signal to a taxi or bus so that it stops for you
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if it hails, small balls of ice fall from the sky like rain

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