skyscraper


skyscraper
noun
ADJECTIVE
giant, huge, tall, towering

the world's tallest skyscraper

in the shadow of the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan

modern, new
downtown (AmE)
20-storey/20-story, 30-storey/30-story, etc.
glass
gleaming

Chicago's skyline of gleaming skyscrapers

… OF SKYSCRAPERS
forest

He found himself approaching a forest of skyscrapers.

VERB + SKYSCRAPER
build
surround

a square surrounded by towering skyscrapers

SKYSCRAPER + VERB
loom, rise

Tall skyscrapers loomed above us.

On all sides, skyscrapers rose like jagged teeth.

tower above sb/sth, tower over sb/sth

The skyscraper towered over the surrounding buildings.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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