Definition of overshadow verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    overshadow

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈʃædoʊ//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overshadow
     
    he / she / it overshadows
     
    past simple overshadowed
     
    -ing form overshadowing
     
     
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  1. 1 overshadow somebody/something to make someone or something seem less important or successful He had always been overshadowed by his elder sister. Domestic policy was soon overshadowed by political unrest abroad.
  2. 2overshadow something to make an event less enjoyable than it should be synonym cloud News of the accident overshadowed the day's events.
  3. 3overshadow something to throw a shadow over something The garden is overshadowed by tall trees.
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