upstage
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ʌpˈsteɪd͡ʒ/
Noun

upstage (uncountable)

  1. (theatre) The part of a stage that is farthest from the audience or camera.
Adverb

upstage

  1. toward or at the rear of a theatrical stage.
    The actor turned and walked upstage.
  2. away from a motion-picture or television camera.
Adjective

upstage

  1. At the rear of a stage.
    The minimalist play used no upstage scenery.
Verb

upstage (upstages, present participle upstaging; past and past participle upstaged)

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