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Definition of upstage verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

upstage

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they upstage
BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it upstages
BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple upstaged
BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒd//
 
past participle upstaged
BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒd//
 
-ing form upstaging
BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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upstage somebody to say or do something that makes people notice you more than the person that they should be interested in She was furious at being upstaged by her younger sister.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: upstage

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