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shadow

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈʃædəʊ/
HR to spend time with someone who is doing a particular job so that you can learn how to do it: All trainees are expected to spend a week shadowing an experienced manager.
to behave in the same way or move in the same direction as something else: The cost of goods and services will shadow the recent rise in oil prices.
(Definition of shadow verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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