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o·ver·shad·ow

 (ō′vər-shăd′ō)
tr.v. o·ver·shad·owed, o·ver·shad·ow·ing, o·ver·shad·ows
1. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
2. To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.

overshadow

(ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ)
vb (tr)
1. to render insignificant or less important in comparison
2. to cast a shadow or gloom over

o•ver•shad•ow

(ˌoʊ vərˈʃæd oʊ)

v.t.
1. to exceed in importance or significance.
2. to cast a shadow over.
[before 900]

overshadow


Past participle: overshadowed
Gerund: overshadowing

Imperative
overshadow
overshadow
Present
I overshadow
you overshadow
he/she/it overshadows
we overshadow
you overshadow
they overshadow
Preterite
I overshadowed
you overshadowed
he/she/it overshadowed
we overshadowed
you overshadowed
they overshadowed
Present Continuous
I am overshadowing
you are overshadowing
he/she/it is overshadowing
we are overshadowing
you are overshadowing
they are overshadowing
Present Perfect
I have overshadowed
you have overshadowed
he/she/it has overshadowed
we have overshadowed
you have overshadowed
they have overshadowed
Past Continuous
I was overshadowing
you were overshadowing
he/she/it was overshadowing
we were overshadowing
you were overshadowing
they were overshadowing
Past Perfect
I had overshadowed
you had overshadowed
he/she/it had overshadowed
we had overshadowed
you had overshadowed
they had overshadowed
Future
I will overshadow
you will overshadow
he/she/it will overshadow
we will overshadow
you will overshadow
they will overshadow
Future Perfect
I will have overshadowed
you will have overshadowed
he/she/it will have overshadowed
we will have overshadowed
you will have overshadowed
they will have overshadowed
Future Continuous
I will be overshadowing
you will be overshadowing
he/she/it will be overshadowing
we will be overshadowing
you will be overshadowing
they will be overshadowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overshadowing
you have been overshadowing
he/she/it has been overshadowing
we have been overshadowing
you have been overshadowing
they have been overshadowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overshadowing
you will have been overshadowing
he/she/it will have been overshadowing
we will have been overshadowing
you will have been overshadowing
they will have been overshadowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overshadowing
you had been overshadowing
he/she/it had been overshadowing
we had been overshadowing
you had been overshadowing
they had been overshadowing
Conditional
I would overshadow
you would overshadow
he/she/it would overshadow
we would overshadow
you would overshadow
they would overshadow
Past Conditional
I would have overshadowed
you would have overshadowed
he/she/it would have overshadowed
we would have overshadowed
you would have overshadowed
they would have overshadowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overshadow - be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
bulk large, brood, loom, hover - hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
2.overshadow - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
overtop, overlook, command, dominate - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
3.overshadow - cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"
becloud, befog, fog, haze over, obnubilate, obscure, mist, cloud - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
occult, eclipse - cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention; "The Sun eclipses the moon today"; "Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies"

overshadow

verb
1. spoil, ruin, mar, wreck, scar, blight, mess up, take the edge off, put a damper on, cast a gloom upon, take the pleasure or enjoyment out of Her mother's illness overshadowed her childhood.
2. outshine, eclipse, surpass, dwarf, rise above, upstage, outclass, take precedence over, be superior to, tower above, be head and shoulders above, steal the limelight from, leave or put in the shade, render insignificant by comparison, throw into the shade I'm sorry to say that she overshadowed her less attractive sister.
3. shade, cloud, eclipse, darken, overcast, adumbrate one of the towers that overshadow the square

overshadow

verb
Translations
يَتَفَوَّق على، يُلْقي ظِلاّ على
zastínit
overskygge
skyggja á
obumbro
aizēnot
gölgede bırakmak

overshadow

[ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ] VT
1. (lit) → hacer sombra a
2. (fig) → eclipsar
it was overshadowed by greater eventsfue eclipsado por sucesos de mayor trascendencia
the event was overshadowed by his deathsu muerte ensombreció el acontecimiento

overshadow

[ˌəʊvərˈʃædəʊ] vt
(= cloud) [+ event, feeling] → assombrir
[+ person] → éclipser
to be overshadowed by sb/sth → être éclipsé par qn/qch
She is overshadowed by her younger sister → Elle est éclipsée par sa sœur cadette.
[+ place, building] → projeter son ombre sur
the tower that overshadows the square → la tour qui projette son ombre sur le square
to be overshadowed by trees → être dans l'ombre des arbres

overshadow

[ˌəʊvəˈʃædəʊ] vt (fig) → eclissare

overshadow

(əuvəˈʃadou) verb
to make less important especially by being much better than. With her beauty and wit she quite overshadowed her sister.
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See how tenderly he lifts aside the leaves that overshadow pale Harebell, and listen now how softly he sings as he rocks little Eglantine to sleep.
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The day will surely come when mighty Ilius shall be laid low, with Priam and Priam's people, when the son of Saturn from his high throne shall overshadow them with his awful aegis in punishment of their present treachery.
How many generations of the majestic trees which overshadow them have grown and flourished and decayed since first they were erected!
On its extreme end an oak stretched forward, as if to overshadow with its branches a spot which its roots were forbidden to enter.
Raoul bowed so gracefully, that Louis, to whom all superior qualities were pleasing when they did not overshadow his own, admired his beauty, strength and modesty.
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