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"upstage" in British English

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upstageverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌpˈsteɪdʒ/

upstageadverb, adjective [before noun]

uk   /ʌpˈsteɪdʒ/  us   /ˈʌp.steɪdʒ/
towards or at the ​part of a ​theatrestage that is ​furthest from the ​peoplewatching the ​performance: He ​looks upstage to where the ​body is ​lying.
Opposite
(Definition of upstage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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upstageverb [T]

 us   /ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ/
to take people’s ​attention away from someone and make them ​listen to or ​look at you ​instead: The ​mayor doesn’t like to be upstaged by his ​subordinates – he ​likes to make all the ​public announcements.
(Definition of upstage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “upstage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢…的风头…
in Turkish dikkatleri başkasının/birinin üzerinden kendi üstüne çekmek…
in Russian затмевать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶…的風頭…
in Polish przyćmiewać, odwracać uwagę od…
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