over·shad·ow verb \-ˈsha-(ˌ)dō\
: to cause (something or someone) to seem less important or impressive when compared to something or someone else
: to make (something) less enjoyable because of sadness, fear, or worry
: to cast a shadow over (something)
: to cast a shadow over
Examples of OVERSHADOW
- The pitcher's outstanding performance should not overshadow the achievements of the rest of the team.
- <large trees overshadow the yard and darken the house for much of the day>
First Known Use of OVERSHADOW
before 12th century
Related to OVERSHADOW
- becloud, bedim, befog, blacken, blear, blur, darken, dim, dislimn, fog, fuzz (up), haze, mist, obscure, overcast, overcloud, cloud, shadow, shroud
- brighten, illuminate, illumine, light (up), lighten
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