动词过去式:overshadowed 过去分词:overshadowed 现在分词:overshadowing 第三人称单数:overshadows
1 cause (sth) to be shaded or to have little light 使（某物）被遮暗; 使阴暗
*a village overshadowed by mountains 被山影笼罩的村庄
* Large oak trees overshadow the garden. 高大的栎树把花园遮得很暗.
2 (fig 比喻) cause (sth) to be unhappy or less happy 使（某事物）令人不快或减少乐趣
*His recent death overshadowed the family gathering. 他最近去世了, 这给家庭聚会蒙上了阴影.
3 (fig 比喻) cause (sb) to seem less important or noticeable 使（某人）相形见绌或黯然失色
*Despite her professional success, she was always overshadowed by her husband. 尽管她事业有成, 但和丈夫相比总觉逊色
to make someone or something else seem less important
Her interest in politics began to overshadow her desire to be a poet.
The achievement of the men's team was overshadowed by the continuing success of the women's team.
to make an occasion or period of time less enjoyable by making people feel sad or worried
The threat of war overshadowed the summer of 1939.
if a tall building, mountain etc overshadows a place, it is very close to it and much taller than it
a dark valley overshadowed by towering peaks