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Toward, at, or on the rear part of a stage.
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.
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someone who upstages
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Noun1.upstager - a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
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Actress Monica Dolan, who played Rose West, won the Bafta for Supporting Actress - which actor Timothy Spall described as the gong for "best upstager" as he handed over the award.