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1. upstage

adjective. ['əpˈsteɪdʒ'] remote in manner.

Synonyms

  • reserved
  • aloof

Antonyms

  • near
  • close
  • forward

Etymology

  • stage (English)
  • stage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Upstage

  • disengage
  • backstage
  • under-age
  • restage
  • onstage
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  • enrage
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  • schrage
  • osage
  • krage
  • grage
  • drage
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  • sage
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  • paige
  • page
  • lage
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Example sentences of the word upstage


1. Verb, base form
Avoid dresses with large, bright patterns so you don't upstage the young man celebrating his big day.

2. Adjective
Provide for a hidden or upstage entry and exit slot for actors to pass through.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Always leave a single lightbulb lit (a ghost light) upstage center when the theater is empty.

2. upstage

verb. ['əpˈsteɪdʒ'] treat snobbishly, put in one's place.

Synonyms

  • handle
  • do by

Antonyms

  • connect
  • attach
  • stay

Etymology

  • stage (English)
  • stage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. upstage

verb. ['əpˈsteɪdʒ'] steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else.

Antonyms

  • middle

Etymology

  • stage (English)
  • stage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. upstage

noun. ['əpˈsteɪdʒ'] the rear part of the stage.

Synonyms

  • stage
  • portion

Antonyms

  • unrestrained
  • demonstrative
  • outside

Etymology

  • stage (English)
  • stage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. upstage

verb. ['əpˈsteɪdʒ'] move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience.

Synonyms

  • move

Antonyms

  • misconception
  • beginning

Etymology

  • stage (English)
  • stage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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