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tower

noun [C] uk   /taʊər/ us    /taʊɚ/
B1 a tall, narrow structure, often square or circular, which either forms part of a building or stands alone: the Eiffel tower There's a clock on the church tower. He works in an office tower in downtown San Francisco. a tall, usually metal structure used for broadcasting: a radio/transmission tower

tower

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /taʊər/ us    /taʊɚ/
to be very tall or large, usually in a way that makes people feel respect: We turned the corner and there was the cathedral, towering in front of us.
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