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overshadow

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈʃæd.əʊ/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈʃæd.oʊ/
to cause someone or something to seem less important or less happy: Karen has always felt overshadowed by her famous elder sister. My happiness was overshadowed by the bad news. (of a building) to be much taller than another building and therefore block the sun from it: Grand Central Station in New York is overshadowed by the PanAm building.
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