One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a massive hill overshadows the town’
shade, darken, conceal, obscure, block out, obliterate, eclipse, screen, shroud, veil, mantle, cloak, mask
dominate, command, overlook
2‘it is easy to let this feeling of tragedy overshadow his story’
cast gloom over, blight, take the pleasure out of, bring a note of sadness to, take the edge off, mar, spoil, ruin
3‘he was always overshadowed by his brilliant elder brother’
outshine, eclipse, put in the shade, surpass, exceed, excel, be superior to, outclass, outstrip, outdo, top, cap, trump, transcend, tower above, tower over, dwarf, upstage, shame, put to shame, outdistance, lead
informal be head and shoulders above, be a cut above
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