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up·stage

 (ŭp′stāj′)
adv.
Toward, at, or on the rear part of a stage.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the rear part of a stage.
2. Informal Haughty; aloof.
n. (ŭp′stāj′)
The rear part of a stage, away from the audience.
tr.v. (ŭp-stāj′) up·staged, up·stag·ing, up·stag·es
1. To distract attention from (another performer) by moving upstage, thus forcing the other performer to face away from the audience.
2. To divert attention or praise from; force out of the spotlight: a vice president who repeatedly tried to upstage the president.
3. To treat haughtily.

up·stag′er n.

upstage

(ˈʌpˈsteɪdʒ)
adv
(Theatre) on, at, or to the rear of the stage
adj
1. (Theatre) of or relating to the back half of the stage
2. informal haughty; supercilious; aloof
vb (tr)
3. (Theatre) to move upstage of (another actor), thus forcing him or her to turn away from the audience
4. informal to draw attention to oneself from (someone else); steal the show from (someone)
5. informal to treat haughtily
n
(Theatre) the back half of the stage

up•stage

(ˈʌpˈsteɪdʒ)

adv., adj., v. -staged, -stag•ing,
n. adv.
1. at or toward the back of the stage.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or located at the back of the stage.
3. haughtily aloof; supercilious.
v.t.
4.
a. to move upstage of (another actor), forcing him or her to act with back to the audience.
b. to draw attention away from (another actor) by some activity.
5. to outdo professionally, socially, etc.
6. to behave snobbishly toward.
n.
7. the rear half of the stage.
[1905–10]

upstage


Past participle: upstaged
Gerund: upstaging

Imperative
upstage
upstage
Present
I upstage
you upstage
he/she/it upstages
we upstage
you upstage
they upstage
Preterite
I upstaged
you upstaged
he/she/it upstaged
we upstaged
you upstaged
they upstaged
Present Continuous
I am upstaging
you are upstaging
he/she/it is upstaging
we are upstaging
you are upstaging
they are upstaging
Present Perfect
I have upstaged
you have upstaged
he/she/it has upstaged
we have upstaged
you have upstaged
they have upstaged
Past Continuous
I was upstaging
you were upstaging
he/she/it was upstaging
we were upstaging
you were upstaging
they were upstaging
Past Perfect
I had upstaged
you had upstaged
he/she/it had upstaged
we had upstaged
you had upstaged
they had upstaged
Future
I will upstage
you will upstage
he/she/it will upstage
we will upstage
you will upstage
they will upstage
Future Perfect
I will have upstaged
you will have upstaged
he/she/it will have upstaged
we will have upstaged
you will have upstaged
they will have upstaged
Future Continuous
I will be upstaging
you will be upstaging
he/she/it will be upstaging
we will be upstaging
you will be upstaging
they will be upstaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been upstaging
you have been upstaging
he/she/it has been upstaging
we have been upstaging
you have been upstaging
they have been upstaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been upstaging
you will have been upstaging
he/she/it will have been upstaging
we will have been upstaging
you will have been upstaging
they will have been upstaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been upstaging
you had been upstaging
he/she/it had been upstaging
we had been upstaging
you had been upstaging
they had been upstaging
Conditional
I would upstage
you would upstage
he/she/it would upstage
we would upstage
you would upstage
they would upstage
Past Conditional
I would have upstaged
you would have upstaged
he/she/it would have upstaged
we would have upstaged
you would have upstaged
they would have upstaged

upstage

The rear area of a stage, away from the audience.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upstage - the rear part of the stage
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
Verb1.upstage - treat snobbishly, put in one's placeupstage - treat snobbishly, put in one's place
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
2.upstage - move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
3.upstage - steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else; "When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"
outshine - attract more attention and praise than others; "This film outshone all the others in quality"
Adj.1.upstage - of the back half of a stageupstage - of the back half of a stage; "she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
downstage - of the front half of a stage
2.upstage - remote in mannerupstage - remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
reserved - marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
Adv.1.upstage - at or toward the rear of the stageupstage - at or toward the rear of the stage; "the dancers were directed to move upstage"
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
downstage - at or toward the front of the stage; "the actors moved further and further downstage"

upstage

verb outshine, top, eclipse, overshadow, surpass, transcend, outstrip, outdo, outclass, be superior to, be head and shoulders above, leave or put in the shade He had a younger brother who always publicly upstaged him.
Translations

upstage

[ˈʌpˈsteɪdʒ]
A. ADV (Theat) to be upstageestar en el fondo del escenario
to go upstageir hacia el fondo del escenario
B. VT to upstage sb (fig) → eclipsar a algn

upstage

[ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ]
advvers le fond de la scène
vt
to upstage sb → souffler la vedette à qn

upstage

adv (Theat) → im Hintergrund der Bühne; (with movement) → in den Bühnenhintergrund; upstage centre/left/rightim mittleren/linken/rechten Bühnenhintergrund; (with movement) → in den mittleren/linken/rechten Bühnenhintergrund
adj (fig)blasiert, hochnäsig (with gegenüber)
vt to upstage somebody (Theat) → jdn zwingen, dem Publikum den Rücken zuzukehren; (fig)jdn ausstechen, jdm die Schau stehlen (inf)

upstage

[ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ] vt to upstage sbrubare la scena a qn
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