upstage

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
upstage

Plural
none

  1. The part of a stage that is farthest from the audience or camera.

Adverb[change]

Positive
upstage

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. toward or at the back of a stage.
    The actor turned and walked upstage.
  2. away from a camera.

Adjective[change]

Positive
upstage

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. At the back of a stage.
    The play had no upstage props.

Verb[change]

Plain form
upstage

Third-person singular
upstages

Past tense
upstaged

Past participle
upstaged

Present participle
upstaging

  1. (transitive) To make people pay attention to you instead of to another person.
    The dog did tricks and upstaged the speaker.
  2. (transitive) To force other actors to face away from the audience by moving upstage.