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shadow as in follow, usually without the person's knowledge
  • "The police are shadowing her"
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shadow as in cast a shadow over

    Synonyms

    • shade cast a shadow over ; represent the effect of shade or shadow on ; protect from light, heat, or view; vary slightly; pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; a position of relative inferiority; a slight amount or degree of difference; a mental representation of some haunting experience; a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment) ; a protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view
    • shade off cast a shadow over
    shadow as in make appear small by comparison
    • "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"

    Synonyms

    • overshadow be greater in significance than; make appear small by comparison; cast a shadow upon
    • dwarf make appear small by comparison; check the growth of; a person who is markedly small ; a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; a plant or animal that is atypically small
    shadow as in shade within clear boundaries
      shadow as in an unilluminated area
      • "he moved off into the darkness"

      Synonyms

      • darkness absence of light or illumination ; an unilluminated area; absence of moral or spiritual values; an unenlightened state; having a dark or somber color ; a swarthy complexion
      • dark absence of light or illumination ; absence of moral or spiritual values; an unilluminated area; the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside ; an unenlightened state; devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; (used of color) having a dark hue; brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); stemming from evil characteristics or forces; secret; showing a brooding ill humor; lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; marked by difficulty of style or expression; causing dejection; not giving performances
      shadow as in something existing in perception only
      • "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

      Synonyms

      • apparition a ghostly appearing figure; the appearance of a ghostlike figure; something existing in perception only; an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly
      • phantom something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; a ghostly appearing figure; something existing in perception only
      • phantasm a ghostly appearing figure; something existing in perception only
      • phantasma a ghostly appearing figure; something existing in perception only
      • fantasm a ghostly appearing figure; something existing in perception only
      shadow as in a premonition of something adverse
      • "a shadow over his happiness"
      shadow as in an indication that something has been present
      • "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"
      • "a tincture of condescension"

      Synonyms

      • trace a just detectable amount; an indication that something has been present; a suggestion of some quality; a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image ; either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree ; a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle ; follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; make a mark or lines on a surface; to go back over again; pursue or chase relentlessly; discover traces of; make one's course or travel along a path; copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; read with difficulty
      • vestige an indication that something has been present
      • tincture fill, as with a certain quality; stain or tinge with a slight amount of a color; a substance that colors or dyes ; an indication that something has been present; a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
      shadow as in refuge from danger or observation
      • "he felt secure in his father's shadow"
      shadow as in a dominating and pervasive presence
      • "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"
      shadow as in a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

        Synonyms

        • tail go after with the intent to catch; remove or shorten the tail of an animal ; remove the stalk of fruits or berries ; the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body ; the time of the last part of something; any projection that resembles the tail of an animal ; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements ; (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head ; the rear part of an aircraft ; the rear part of a ship
        • shadower a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
        shadow as in an inseparable companion
        • "the poor child was his mother's shadow"

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