how to pronounce upstage


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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


  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).


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


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


  1. At the rear of a stage.