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tower above/over sb/sth

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with tower   /taʊər/ us    /taʊ.ɚ/
to be very tall in comparison with someone or something else: The new hotel towers over the Shanghai skyline. Although he's only twelve, David towers over his mother.
Translations of “tower above/over sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 比…高, 矗立在…上…
in Chinese (Simplified) 比…高, 矗立在…上…
(Definition of tower above/over sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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