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English adjective: upstage

1. upstage of the back half of a stage


SamplesShe crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience.


Antonymsdownstage

2. upstage remote in manner


SamplesStood apart with aloof dignity.
A distant smile.
He was upstage with strangers.


Synonymsaloof, distant


Similarreserved


Antonymsunreserved


English noun: upstage

1. upstage (artifact) the rear part of the stage


Broader (hypernym)part, portion


Part meronymstage


English adverb: upstage

1. upstage at or toward the rear of the stage


SamplesThe dancers were directed to move upstage.


Domain categorydramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre


Antonymsdownstage


English verb: upstage

1. upstage (social) treat snobbishly, put in one's place


Pattern of useSomebody ----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 useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

3. upstage (competition) steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else


SamplesWhen the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress.


ExamplesSam cannot upstage Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)outshine









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