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overshadow

[ oh-ver-shad-oh ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞蕛忙d o蕣 /
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verb (used with object)
to be more important or significant by comparison: For years he overshadowed his brother.
to cast a shadow over; cover with shadows, clouds, darkness, etc.; darken or obscure: clouds overshadowing the moon.
to make sad or hang heavily over; cast a pall on: a disappointment that overshadowed their last years.
Archaic. to shelter or protect.
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Origin of overshadow

before 900; Middle English overshadewen,Old English ofersceadwian.See over-, shadow

OTHER WORDS FROM overshadow

o路ver路shad路ow路er, nouno路ver路shad路ow路ing路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for overshadow

overshadow
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞蕛忙d蓹蕣) /

verb (tr)
to render insignificant or less important in comparison
to cast a shadow or gloom over
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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