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verb [transitive]     overshadow pronunciation in British English
/ˌəʊvə(r)ˈʃædəʊ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyovershadow
he/she/itovershadows
present participleovershadowing
past tenseovershadowed
past participleovershadowed
  1. 1
    [usually passive] to be a negative feature or influence that spoils something
  2. 2
    to make someone or something seem less important compared to someone or something else

    He’s always felt rather overshadowed by his sister.

  3. 3
    to prevent light from shining directly on something
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