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English definition of “upstage”

upstage

verb [T]  /ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ/ us  
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.
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