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verb as in steal the show

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IBM’s announcement was also upstaged just a day later when startup QuEra came out of stealth and announced it had built a 256-qubit device.

Mirella Weingarten’s dramatic set design situates Khan on a parched, dusty hillside, rising upstage and draped ominously in lengths of rope.

The medium is ideal for such intensely hued drawings as “Feel the Heat,” which sets off a red-orange field with a thin ribbon of blue sky, and “Line of Cherries,” in which pink and purple blossoms upstage a band of green grass.

The rover will continue its journey around Jezero and is arguably being upstaged by its aerial buddy Ingenuity—a small helicopter that has now made 12 flights on Mars.

That visit came before his brother did the same, leading a Jordanian insider to tell Reuters Hamzah had upstaged the king.

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So, Streep rewrote much of her dialogue, which led to tension with her co-star, Hoffman, who felt she was trying to upstage him.

Daily Pic (Venice Biennale Edition): Yuri Ancarani shows that medical magic can upstage the aesthetic kind.

It takes great talent to upstage a man accepting his party's presidential nomination.

In terms of attire, one did not upstage the other by looking more sophisticated or fashionable—or elitist, God forbid.

Upstage, burned a driftwood fire in a low hearth of rough bricks; Judge Tiffany sat there, in a spindle-backed chair, reading.

Few are native-born New Yorkers, and scarcely any of them go around with their noses in the air in an "upstage Eastern manner."

Single rose-coloured corduroy curtain for archway up R. hung on upstage side of arch.

One perceived, dimly, a high sombre draping, very far upstage.

A similar door, opening into the bedroom of the shack, upstage right.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to upstage, such as: overshadow, draw attention from, and go one better.

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