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Definition 1: the rear part of the stage - [noun denoting artifact]

(upstage is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is part of upstage) a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience

"he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"

Definition 2: steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else - [verb of competition]

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

  • When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress

(upstage is a kind of ...) attract more attention and praise than others

"This film outshone all the others in quality"

Definition 3: move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience - [verb of motion]

(upstage is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(upstage is a kind of ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

Definition 5: of the back half of a stage - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience

Definition 6: at or toward the rear of the stage - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • the dancers were directed to move upstage

(upstage belongs to category ...) the art of writing and producing plays

Definition 7: remote in manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • stood apart with aloof dignity
  • a distant smile
  • he was upstage with strangers

Synonyms for upstage in the sense of this definition

(upstage is similar to ...) marked by self-restraint and reticence

"was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"

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