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upstage

verb [T]  us   /ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ/
to take people’s attention away from someone and make them listen to or look at you instead: The mayor doesn’t like to be upstaged by his subordinates – he likes to make all the public announcements.
Translations of “upstage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶…的風頭…
in Russian затмевать…
in Turkish dikkatleri başkasının/birinin üzerinden kendi üstüne çekmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢…的风头…
in Polish przyćmiewać, odwracać uwagę od…
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