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eclipse in Astronomy topic

eclipseeclipse2 ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 HAif the Moon eclipses the Sun, the Sun cannot be seen behind the Moon, and if the Earth eclipses the Moon, the Moon cannot be seen because the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon2 BETTERto become more important, powerful, famous etc than someone or something else, so that they are no longer noticedovershadow 🔊 The economy had eclipsed the environment as an election issue. 🔊 He was eclipsed by his more famous sister. Grammar Eclipse is often passive in this meaning.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
eclipseFrom nowhere last fall, he has eclipsed all but Sen.His nearness eclipsed all other sensations.Finally we come to sight, the most human of senses, the one which normally eclipses all the others.The old realm of Caledor was eclipsed by other realms including the fast-rising mercantile city-state of Lothern.Eclipsed by the US champion at last year's Olympic games, Schofield has decided to retire.Channel 5's tremendous line-up of TV programmes has eclipsed its competitors' best efforts.It even eclipsed Netscape, the highly touted Internet firm, which had a first-day gain of 108 percent.That was not the first ethnic bloc seeking to influence foreign policy, but it eclipsed predecessors.A half hour later the swells had eclipsed the boat and the snow had thickened.Intense searches have revealed no optical or other signal from the partner, nor does it eclipse the quasar.Zubero's time of 1:56.57 eclipsed the world record.