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shadow

noun  /ˈʃæd·oʊ/ us  

shadow noun (DARKNESS)

[C/U] an area of darkness caused when light is blocked by something, usually in a shape similar to the object that is blocking the light: [C] Chloë kept jumping on Tyler’s shadow. [U] This corner of the room is always in shadow. [C] He was standing in the shadows (= a dark area).

shadow noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C] a small amount: He saw a shadow of malice in her dark eyes. Are you convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt?

shadow

verb [T]  /ˈʃæd·oʊ/ us  

shadow verb [T] (FOLLOW)

to follow someone closely: Matsuoka was shadowed by a security officer.
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