put (someone or something) in the shade

Definition of put (someone or something) in the shade

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  to be much better than (someone or something) Their performance really put ours in the shade.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

shadeplay
  1. :  comparative darkness or obscurity owing to interception of the rays of light

    :  relative obscurity or retirement

    :  shelter (as by foliage) from the heat and glare of sunlight

  1. :  to shelter or screen by intercepting radiated light or heat

    :  to cover with a shade

    :  to hide partly by or as if by a shadow


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