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shade

2 verb
     
Related topics: Visual, Painting and Drawing
shade2 [transitive]
1 to protect something from direct light:
Shading her eyes, Anita scanned the horizon.
2 also shade in somethingAVP to make part of a picture or drawing darker:
She shaded in the circles in the last two letters.

shade into something

phrasal verb
if one thing shades into another, it is difficult to know where one stops and another starts:
His impatience shaded into anger.

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