"upstage" in the noun sense
the rear part of the stage
"upstage" in the verb sense
treat snobbishly, put in one's place
move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else
"When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"
"upstage" in the adjective sense
of the back half of a stage
"she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
2. aloof, distant, upstage
remote in manner
"stood apart with aloof dignity"
"a distant smile"
"he was upstage with strangers"
"upstage" in the adverb sense
at or toward the rear of the stage
"the dancers were directed to move upstage"
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