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English definition of “above”


adverb, preposition (TOO IMPORTANT)    /əˈbʌv/
C2 too good or important for something: No one is above suspicion in this matter . He's not above ly ing (= he sometimes lies ) to protect himself.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting Grammar:AboveAbove is a preposition (prep) or an adverb (adv).Grammar:Above or over?When we use above as a preposition, it means ‘higher than’. Its meaning is close to that of the preposition over. In the following sentences, over can be used instead of above:
(Definition of above adverbpreposition (TOO IMPORTANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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