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shadow British & World English

A dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface

rain shadow British & World English

A region having little rainfall because it is sheltered from prevailing rain-bearing winds by a range of hills

shadow-box British & World English

Spar with an imaginary opponent as a form of training

shadow mask British & World English

A perforated metal screen situated directly behind the phosphor screen in certain types of colour television tube, having a pattern of precisely located holes through which the electron beams pass so as to strike the correct dots on the phosphor screen

shadow work British & World English

Embroidery done in shadow stitch

shadow price British & World English

The estimated price of a good or service for which no market price exists

shadow stitch British & World English

A criss-cross embroidery stitch used on sheer materials for filling in spaces, worked on the reverse side so as to show through in a shadowy way with an outline resembling a backstitch

shadow economy British & World English

Illicit economic activity existing alongside a country’s official economy, e.g. black market transactions and undeclared work

shadow theatre British & World English

A display in which the shadows of flat jointed puppets are cast on a screen which is viewed by the audience from the other side. Such shows originated in East Asia, and were popular in London and Paris in the 18th and 19th centuries; they survive in traditional form in Java and Bali

five o'clock shadow British & World English

A dark appearance on a man’s chin and face caused by the slight growth of beard that has occurred since he shaved in the morning

wear oneself to a shadow British & World English

Completely exhaust oneself through overwork

eyeshadow British & World English

A coloured cosmetic applied to the eyelids or to the skin around the eyes to accentuate them

wear oneself to a shadow in shadow British & World English

Completely exhaust oneself through overwork

shadow English Thesaurus

a dim night light cast her shadow against the closed double doors

shadow English-Spanish

sombra feminine

shadow-box New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

spar with an imaginary opponent

shadow-boxing English-Spanish

práctica de boxeo con un adversario imaginario

the shadow of war in shadow English-Spanish

la sombra de la guerra

a shadow of hope in shadow English-Spanish

un atisbo de esperanza

go easy on the eye shadow in easy English-Spanish

que no se te vaya la mano con la sombra de ojos

the play of light and shadow in play English-Spanish

el juego de luces y sombras

to be afraid of one's own shadow in shadow English-Spanish

tener* miedo hasta de su propia sombra

he was shadow Education Secretary in shadow English-Spanish

era el portavoz de la oposición para asuntos de educación

the usual political shadow-boxing in shadow-boxing English-Spanish

el mismo teatro de siempre por parte de los políticos

the kitten was chasing its own shadow in shadow English-Spanish

el gatito trataba de atrapar su sombra

she was a shadow of her former self in shadow English-Spanish

no era ni sombra de lo que había sido

I sat in the shadow cast by the wall in cast English-Spanish

me senté a la sombra de la pared

his five o'clock shadow was very noticeable in shadow English-Spanish

ya se le empezaba a notar mucho la barba

without the slightest shadow of (a) doubt in shadow English-Spanish

sin la más mínima (sombra de) duda


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