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Adjective: upstage  'úp'steyj
  1. Of the back half of a stage
    "she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
  2. Remote in manner
    "he was upstage with strangers";
    - aloof, distant
Noun: upstage  'úp'steyj
  1. The rear part of the stage
Adverb: upstage  'úp'steyj
  1. (dramaturgy) at or toward the rear of the stage
    "the dancers were directed to move upstage"
Verb: upstage  'úp'steyj
  1. Treat snobbishly, put in one's place
  2. Move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
  3. Steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else
    "When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"

Derived forms: upstaged, upstaging, upstages

See also: reserved

Type of: displace, do by, handle, move, outshine, part, portion, treat

Antonym: downstage

Part of: stage

Encyclopedia: Upstage