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English definition of “cast a shadow over/on sth”

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cast a shadow over/on sth

literary
to spoil a good situation with something unpleasant: Her father's illness had cast a shadow over the birth of her baby.
Translations of “cast a shadow over/on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 給…蒙上陰影…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给…蒙上阴影…
(Definition of cast a shadow over/on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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