ETYM Latin adumbratus, p. p. of adumbrare; ad + umbrare to shade; umbra shadow.
1. To foreshadow; to give a premonition of.
2. To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline.
3. To overshadow; to shade.
4. Indicate faintly; foreshadow.
5. Shadow forth; outline; sketch out.
1. To cast a shadow over; SYN. shade, shade off.
2. To cast a shadow; SYN. overshadow, dwarf.
3. To follow, usually without the person's knowledge