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overshadowverb [T often passive]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈʃæd.əʊ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈʃæd.oʊ/
to cause someone or something to seem less important or less happy: Karen has always felt overshadowed by her famous elder sister. My happiness was overshadowed by the bad news.
(of a building) to be much taller than another building and therefore block the sun from it: Grand Central Station in New York is overshadowed by the PanAm building.
(Definition of overshadow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overshadowverb [T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈʃæd·oʊ/
to cause someone or something to seem less important or noticeable: Karen has always been overshadowed by her older sister.
(Definition of overshadow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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