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upstage

verb [T] uk   us   /ʌpˈsteɪdʒ/
to take people's attention away from someone and make them listen to or look at you instead: Most supporting bands tend to be youngsters, and rarely upstage the star.

upstage

adverb, adjective [before noun] uk   /ʌpˈsteɪdʒ/  us   /ˈʌp.steɪdʒ/
towards or at the part of a theatre stage that is furthest from the people watching the performance: He looks upstage to where the body is lying.
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Translations of “upstage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶…的風頭…
in Russian затмевать…
in Turkish dikkatleri başkasının/birinin üzerinden kendi üstüne çekmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢…的风头…
in Polish przyćmiewać, odwracać uwagę od…
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