overshadow


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to overshadow: deteriorating

overshadow

verb cast into the shade, dominate, dwarf, eclipse, extinguish, obscure, outshine, overshadow, prevail over, reduce, rise above, run circles around, shroud, steal the spotlight from, surmount, take the glory out of, top, tower above, tower over, upstage
See also: command, minimize, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscure, outweigh, overcome, predominate, shroud, surmount, surpass, transcend
References in classic literature ?
This he saw almost end-on, rising like a cliff and sloping forward towards its fellow on the other side so as to overshadow the alley between them.
Nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities.
If he is surrounded by mountainous circumstances, an Achillean shore, whose peaks overshadow and are reflected in his bosom, they suggest a corresponding depth in him.
And then Tildy rather hoped that he would not shoot at her, for she was always loyal to Aileen; and she did not want to overshadow her friend.
In the days when Cloisterham took offence at the existence of a railroad afar off, as menacing that sensitive constitution, the property of us Britons: the odd fortune of which sacred institution it is to be in exactly equal degrees croaked about, trembled for, and boasted of, whatever happens to anything, anywhere in the world: in those days no neighbouring architecture of lofty proportions had arisen to overshadow Staple Inn.
The shade was screwed down so as to overshadow her face.
As she read on, years seemed to fall away from her son like the imaginings of a dream, and all the old dark horrors of his usual preparation for the sleep of an innocent child to overshadow him.
For whoever of the deathless gods that hold the peaks of snowy Olympus pours a libation of her water is forsworn, lies breathless until a full year is completed, and never comes near to taste ambrosia and nectar, but lies spiritless and voiceless on a strewn bed: and a heavy trance overshadows him.
But critics fear that the building could overshadow The People's Kitchen's listed Alison Centre home nearby, and that giving the project the green light could lead to a "piecemeal" approach to one of the city's "gateway" sites.
What he ought to have learnt is that time and time again he says things that overshadow the whole agenda that UKip is fighting for.
Summary: The balance of payments recorded a deficit of $916 million in the first four months of 2012 as Lebanon's hefty trade deficit continued to overshadow weakening capital inflows amid regional political turmoil.
I hope that those big names don't overshadow those people who have trained for four years to be there for that one moment.