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 for 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              There was a cloud that overshadowed them. --Mark ix.
                                                    7.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Fig.: To cover with a superior influence; to be viewed as
        more important than. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     3. To cause to be sad or disappointing; to cast a sad shadow
        on; as, an accidental death overshadowed the joy of the
        festival.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  overshadow
      v 1: be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed
           the couple's happiness" [syn: overshadow, dominate,
           eclipse]
      2: make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs
         that of last year" [syn: shadow, overshadow, dwarf]
      3: cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "overshadow":
     adumbrate, becloud, bedarken, bedim, befog, begloom, bemist,
     bestraddle, bestride, black, black out, blacken, blight,
     block the light, blot out, brown, cast a shadow, clabber up, clear,
     cloud, cloud over, cloud up, command, cover, curtain, darken,
     darken over, dim, dim out, diminish, dominate, draw the curtains,
     dwarf, eclipse, encloud, encompass with shadow, enmist, excel,
     extinguish, fake out, fog, gloom, haze, impair, look down upon,
     mar, minimize, mist, murk, nubilate, obfuscate, obnubilate,
     obscure, obumbrate, occult, occultate, outshine, outtop, overarch,
     overcast, overcloud, overlook, oversmoke, overtop, put down,
     put to shame, rise above, ruin, screen, shade, shadow, show up,
     shutter, smog, smoke, somber, spoil, surmount, top, tower above,
     tower over, veil
  
  

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