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English definition of “eclipse”

eclipse

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪˈklɪps/
to become greater in amount or level than something else: The increased consumer spending from new businesses has already helped shopping, dining, and real estate eclipse oil revenues. Their stock is up 50% so far this year, as their profit growth is expected to eclipse that of larger companies.
to become more successful or important than something else: We have developed a winning formula to eclipse our rivals. These problems should not be allowed to eclipse the organization's achievements.
(Definition of eclipse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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