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English definition of “shadow”

shadow

verb [T] (FOLLOW)    /ˈʃæd.əʊ/ US  /-oʊ/
to follow closely: The police think that the robbers shadowed their victims for days before the crime. The euro has closely shadowed the dollar.Pursuing to follow someone else while they are at work in order to learn about that person's job: Your first week in the job will be spent shadowing one of our more experienced employees.Knowing and learning
(Definition of shadow verb (FOLLOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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