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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.
Translations of “shadow”
in Korean 미행하다, 그림자처럼 따라다니다…
in Arabic يَتعَقّب خِلسة…
in French filer qqn…
in Turkish izlemek, gölge gibi takip etmek…
in Italian pedinare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 跟隨, 尾隨, 跟蹤…
in Russian тайно следить…
in Polish śledzić…
in Spanish seguir la pista…
in Portuguese seguir como uma sombra…
in German beschatten…
in Catalan seguir i vigilar d’amagat…
in Japanese ~を尾行する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 跟随, 尾随, 跟踪…
(Definition of shadow verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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