tower - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participletowering
past tensetowered
past participletowered
  1. 1
    to be much taller than someone or something else
    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.