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verb [intransitive] tower pronunciation in British English /ˈtaʊə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletowering
past tensetowered
past participletowered
  1. 1
    to be much taller than someone or something else
    mountains towering in the distance
    tower over/above: At 1.95 metres, Gregson towers above his teammates.
  2. 2
    to be much better, more famous, more important etc than other people or things of a similar kind
    tower over/above: As an athlete Kelly towers over her contemporaries.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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