overshadow


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overshadow \O`ver*shad"ow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overshadowed;
   p. pr. & vb. n. Overshadowing. ] [Cf. Overshade. ]
   1. To throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; to obscure.
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            There was a cloud that overshadowed them. --Mark ix.
                                                  7.
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   2. Fig.: To cover with a superior influence; to be viewed as
      more important than. --Milton.
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   3. To cause to be sad or disappointing; to cast a sad shadow
      on; as, an accidental death overshadowed the joy of the
      festival.
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