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- toward or at the rear of a theatrical stage.
- The actor turned and walked upstage.
- away from a motion-picture or television camera.
- (transitive) To draw attention away from others, especially on-stage.
- She only wore that dress to upstage everyone.
- (transitive) To force other actors to face away from the audience by staying upstage.
- (transitive) To treat snobbishly.
- (medicine, transitive) To restage (cancer) to a higher stage than that found at last assessment (compare downstage).
to draw attention away from others
to force other actors to face away from the audience by staying upstage
to treat snobbishly