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overshadow

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishovershadowo‧ver‧shad‧ow /ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ $ ˌoʊvərˈʃædoʊ/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 UNIMPORTANTto make someone or something else seem less important 🔊 Her interest in politics began to overshadow her desire to be a poet. 🔊 The achievement of the men’s team was overshadowed by the continuing success of the women’s team.2 WORRIEDto make an occasion or period of time less enjoyable by making people feel sad or worried 🔊 The threat of war overshadowed the summer of 1939.3 BIGif a tall building, mountain etc overshadows a place, it is very close to it and much taller than it 🔊 a dark valley overshadowed by towering peaks→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
overshadowTim felt constantly overshadowed by his older brother.He has been overshadowed by Kevin Hardy, the top defensive prospect in the draft.Gore has assiduously cultivated his eventual presidential candidacy without undercutting or overshadowing Clinton.The first was that the adjoining bungalow would not be overshadowed, either practically or figuratively, by the new house.But even this sad circumstance was overshadowed for me by political events of the week.It would be overshadowed if it did.Rumors of financial malpractice overshadowed the President's inauguration ceremony.An impressive 25-story skyscraper overshadows the temple next door.It was an anxiety so consuming that it overshadowed what actually happened once the war came.
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Verb table
overshadow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyovershadow
he, she, itovershadows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyovershadowed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overshadowed
he, she, ithas overshadowed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overshadowed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overshadow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overshadowed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overshadowing
he, she, itis overshadowing
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you, we, theyare overshadowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas overshadowing
you, we, theywere overshadowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overshadowing
he, she, ithas been overshadowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overshadowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overshadowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overshadowing
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