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eclipse

noun [C]  us   /ɪˈklɪps/

eclipse noun [C] (SUN/MOON)

earth science a period of time when the light from an object in the sky cannot be seen because another object has come between you and itsolar eclipse In a solar eclipse, the moon travels in between the earth and the sun.lunar eclipse In a lunar eclipse, the earth travels in between the moon and the sun.

eclipse

verb [T]  us   /ɪˈklɪps/

eclipse verb [T] (BLOCK)

to become much more important and noticeable than something: The state of the economy has eclipsed all other issues during the election campaign.
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