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verb [transitive] shadow pronunciation in British English /ˈʃædəʊ/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleshadowing
past tenseshadowed
past participleshadowed
  1. 1
    to follow someone wherever they go, especially secretly

    Guards shadowed the escaped prisoners for several miles before capturing them.

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  2. 2
    to stop light from getting to something

    A large hat shadowed her eyes.

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