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  1. [noun] shade within clear boundaries

  2. [noun] an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
    Synonyms: darkness, dark

  3. [noun] something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
    Synonyms: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma

  4. [noun] a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness"

  5. [noun] an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
    Synonyms: trace, vestige, tincture

  6. [noun] refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow"

  7. [noun] a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"

  8. [noun] a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    Synonyms: tail, er

  9. [noun] an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow"

  10. [verb] follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her"

  11. [verb] cast a shadow over
    Synonyms: shade, shade off

  12. [verb] make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarves that of last year"
    Synonyms: overdwarf


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