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verb [intransitive] tower pronunciation in American English /ˈtaʊr/
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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 7 feet, 2 inches, Margo Dydek towers over the other players in the league.
  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 course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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