overshadow

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EtymologyEdit

Old English ofersceadwian, from ofer- ‎(over-) + sceadwian ‎(cover with shade), a calque of Latin obumbrō, from ob ‎(over) + umbrō ‎(shade). Compare Dutch overschaduwen, German überschatten.

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overshadow ‎(third-person singular simple present overshadows, present participle overshadowing, simple past and past participle overshadowed)

  1. (transitive) To obscure something by casting a shadow.
  2. (transitive) To dominate something and make it seem insignificant.

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