eclipse - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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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 goal.

    This tragic accident has eclipsed the two disasters on the railways last year.

  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