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English verb: overshadow

1. overshadow (stative) be greater in significance than


SamplesThe tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness.


Synonymsdominate, eclipse


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)brood, bulk large, hover, loom

2. overshadow (stative) make appear small by comparison


SamplesThis year's debt dwarfs that of last year.


Synonymsdwarf, shadow


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)command, dominate, overlook, overtop

3. overshadow (perception) cast a shadow upon


SamplesThe tall tree overshadowed the house.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)becloud, befog, cloud, fog, haze over, mist, obnubilate, obscure


Narrower (hyponym)eclipse, occult









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