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overshadow

US [ˌoʊvərˈʃædoʊ]
UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈʃædəʊ]
  • v.使显得逊色;使黯然失色;使扫兴;使蒙上阴影
  • Web遮蔽;使失色;遮阴
Simple Present:overshadows  Present Participle:overshadowing  Past Tense:overshadowed  
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v.
1.
~ sb/sth
使显得逊色;使黯然失色to make sb/sth seem less important, or successful
He had always been overshadowed by his elder sister.
他与他姐姐相比总是相形见绌。
2.
~ sth
使扫兴;使蒙上阴影to make an event less enjoyable than it should be
News of the accident overshadowed the day's events.
出事的消息给这一天的活动蒙上了阴影。
3.
~ sth
掩盖;遮蔽to throw a shadow over sth
The garden is overshadowed by tall trees.
花园中大树浓荫密布。

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