how to pronounce upstage

ʌpstɛɪdʒ

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An example use of upstage in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… purposely located nearby to upstage his …”

meanings of upstage

verb:

  1. To force other actors to face away from the audience by staying upstage.
  2. To draw attention away from others, especially on-stage.
  3. To treat snobbishly.
  4. To restage (cancer) to a higher stage than that found at last assessment (compare downstage).

adverb:

  1. Away from a motion-picture or television camera.
  2. Toward or at the rear of a theatrical stage.

noun:

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

adjective:

  1. At the rear of a stage.