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overshadow

o·ver·shad·ow

overshadow

 
pronunciation:
o vr shae do
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overshadowed, overshadowing, overshadows
definition 1: to diminish in comparison.
His accomplishments were overshadowed by his sister's success.
synonyms:
dwarf, eclipse
similar words:
bestride, dominate, exceed, extinguish, minimize, outdo, outshine, outweigh, override, overtop, put to shame, reduce, surpass, top
definition 2: to cast a shadow or shadows over.
synonyms:
cloud, shade, shadow
similar words:
becloud, bedim, darken, dim, eclipse, mist, obscure, overcast, overcloud, veil
derivations: overshadowingly (adv.), overshadower (n.)
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The word overshadow contains the following part: