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English definition of “hail sb/sth as sth”

hail sb/sth as sth

verb uk phrasal verb with hail   /heɪl/ us  
C2 to praise a person or an achievement by saying that they are similar to someone or something very good: She's being hailed as one of the best up-and-coming young dancers today. The film was hailed as a masterpiece in its day.
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