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upstage

up·stage

upstage

 
pronunciation:
uhp steIj
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, verb)
part of speech: adverb
definition: toward or in the rear part of the stage.
The actor paced upstage.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or positioned in the rear part of the stage.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: upstaged, upstages, upstaging
definition 1: to move upstage from (another actor), forcing him or her to turn away from the audience and thus diverting attention to oneself.
definition 2: to outperform or overshadow (someone or something); draw attention from.
The sensational crime upstaged the election on the evening news.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the rear part of the stage.
definition 2: any stage position to the rear of one already referred to.