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Definition 1: cast a shadow upon - [verb of perception]

Samples where overshadow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tall tree overshadowed the house

(overshadow is a kind of ...) make less visible or unclear

"The stars are obscured by the clouds" "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"

(... is a kind of overshadow ) cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention

"The Sun eclipses the moon today" "Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies"

Definition 2: be greater in significance than - [verb of stative]

Samples where overshadow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness

Synonyms for overshadow in the sense of this definition

(overshadow is a kind of ...) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

Definition 3: make appear small by comparison - [verb of stative]

Samples where overshadow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This year's debt dwarfs that of last year

Synonyms for overshadow in the sense of this definition

(overshadow is a kind of ...) look down on

"The villa dominates the town"

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