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Dictionary definition for: Upstage

1. (v) treat snobbishly, put in one''s place

2. (a) of the back half of a stage; "she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"

3. (r) at or toward the rear of the stage; "the dancers were directed to move upstage"

4. (v) move (another actor) upstage, forcing him to turn away from the audience

5. (s) remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity" "a distant smile" "he was upstage with strangers"

6. (v) steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else; "When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"

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