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adjective tall pronunciation in British English /tɔːl/ 
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  1. 1
    a tall person or object has greater height than the average person or object

    a tall thin woman

    tall chimneys/towers/buildings

    He was much taller than I expected.

    grow tall:

    This tree can grow very tall in the right conditions.

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    1. a.
      used for talking about measurements of height
      five inches/feet/metres/yards etc tall:

      He must be over six feet tall.

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    See also  high

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noun [uncountable]
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