shadow - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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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.

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      to follow someone in their job to try and learn from them
  2. 2
    to stop light from getting to something

    A large hat shadowed her eyes.