English adjective: upstage
|1.||upstage of the back half of a stage|
|Samples||She crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience.|
|2.||upstage remote in manner|
|Samples||Stood apart with aloof dignity.|
A distant smile.
He was upstage with strangers.
English noun: upstage
|1.||upstage (artifact) the rear part of the stage|
|Broader (hypernym)||part, portion|
English adverb: upstage
|1.||upstage at or toward the rear of the stage|
|Samples||The dancers were directed to move upstage.|
|Domain category||dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre|
English verb: upstage
|1.||upstage (social) treat snobbishly, put in one's place|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||do by, handle, treat|
|2.||upstage (motion) move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||displace, move|
|3.||upstage (competition) steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else|
|Samples||When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress.|
|Examples||Sam cannot upstage Sue|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something