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English definition of “shadow”

shadow

noun (FOLLOW)    /ˈʃæd.əʊ/ US  /-oʊ/
[C] someone who follows another person everywhere: "I think we have a shadow on our tail," muttered the detective. Ever since he was able to walk, Stephen has been his older brother's shadow (= has followed him and copied his actions).Spying and espionage [C] a person, especially in industry, who follows someone else while they are at work in order to learn about that person's jobEmployees and colleagues
(Definition of shadow noun (FOLLOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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