Etymology
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overshadow (v.)

Old English ofersceadwian "to cast a shadow over, obscure;" see over + shadow (v.). It was used to render Latin obumbrare in New Testament, as were Middle High German überschatewen, Middle Dutch overschaduwen, Gothic ufarskadwjan in those languages. Figurative sense is from 1580s. Related: Overshadowed; overshadowing.

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Definitions of overshadow

overshadow (v.)
be greater in significance than;
the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness
Synonyms: dominate / eclipse
overshadow (v.)
cast a shadow upon;
The tall tree overshadowed the house
overshadow (v.)
make appear small by comparison;
Synonyms: shadow / dwarf
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