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tall

adjective     /tɔːl/ US  /tɑːl/
A1 of more than average height , or of a particular height : a tall girl a tall building He's six feet tall. She's much taller than me.High, tall and deep Grammar:High or tall?We use high for mountains and for things which are a long way above the ground: tallness     /ˈtɔːl.nəs/ US  /ˈtɑːl-/ noun [U] High, tall and deep
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