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verb [intransitive] tower pronunciation in American English /ˈtaʊr/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletowering
past tensetowered
past participletowered
  1. 1
    to be much taller than someone or something else
    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.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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