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English definition of “overshadow”

overshadow

verb [T]     /ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ/
SPOIL to make something less enjoyable : [often passive] The party was overshadowed by a family argument .Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
BE BETTER THAN to make someone or something less important or successful Surpassing in quality or number
(Definition of overshadow verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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