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upstage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishupstageup‧stage1 /ʌpˈsteɪdʒ/ verb [transitive]  BETTERto do something that takes people’s attention away from someone else who is more important All the big-name stars were upstaged by 12-year-old Katy Rochford.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
upstageBoth beauties have refused offers to team them together in a film since neither wants to be upstaged.Their grand Venetian launch was not being upstaged.Meanwhile, speculation over Barkley upstaged a Spurs triumph that was as impressive as it was convincing.Graham relished the opportunity to upstage Chelsea and found in the talented Russell the width to dominate the game from midfield.Not content with ruining Princess Anne's week by upstaging her wedding announcement, they had to go one dramatic step further.Jake was furious when Marley and Jamie upstaged him at his own wedding.And at training Paul Gascoigne upstaged that prank after being warned there could be some standing around in chilly weather.
Related topics: Theatre
upstageupstage2 adverb  APTtowards the back of the stage in a theatre opp downstageupstage adjective
Examples from the Corpus
upstageHe enters upstage, makes a small arc and leaves by the same side, a few feet downstage.The lid opened upstage so all the sound was thrown up the back wall.
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Verb table
upstage
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyupstage
he, she, itupstages
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyupstaged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave upstaged
he, she, ithas upstaged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad upstaged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill upstage
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have upstaged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam upstaging
he, she, itis upstaging
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you, we, theyare upstaging
Past
I, he, she, itwas upstaging
you, we, theywere upstaging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been upstaging
he, she, ithas been upstaging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been upstaging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be upstaging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been upstaging
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