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English definition of “upstage”

upstage

verb [T] uk   /ʌpˈsteɪdʒ/ us  
to take people's attention away from someone and make them listen to or look at you instead: Most supporting bands tend to be youngsters, and rarely upstage the star.

upstage

adverb, adjective [before noun] uk   /ʌpˈsteɪdʒ/ us    /ˈʌp.steɪdʒ/
towards or at the part of a theatre stage that is furthest from the people watching the performance: He looks upstage to where the body is lying.
Opposite
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