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verb [transitive] eclipse pronunciation in American English /ɪˈklɪps/
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present tense
present participleeclipsing
past tenseeclipsed
past participleeclipsed
  1. 1
    to make someone or something seem less successful or important, by becoming more successful or important than they are

    His performance was eclipsed by Francisco’s winning home run.

  2. 2
    astronomy to make the sun or moon become partly or completely dark because of the position of the sun, moon, and earth in relation to each other

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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