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shadow

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈʃædəʊ/
to follow someone secretly in order to see where they go and what they do: [often passive] He was being shadowed by a private detective.Pursuing
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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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