shadow

shadow shad‧ow [ˈʆædəʊ ǁ -doʊ] verb [transitive]
1. to watch someone very closely or work with them in order to learn how they do their job:

• The managers were shadowed by trainees in the bank's development programme.

2. to change at the same rate or in the same way as something:

• In London, share prices shadowed Wall Street's, to close midway.

• Gloomy news in the technology sector was shadowed by smaller electronics stocks.

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shadow UK US /ˈʃædəʊ/ verb [T]
HR to spend time with someone who is doing a particular job so that you can learn how to do it: »

All trainees are expected to spend a week shadowing an experienced manager.

to behave in the same way or move in the same direction as something else: »

The cost of goods and services will shadow the recent rise in oil prices.

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shadow UK US /ˈʃædəʊ/ adjective [before noun]
POLITICS in the UK, used to describe a leading member of Parliament whose party is not in power but who would be part of the cabinet (= people who are in charge of a department and make the main decisions) if their party were in power: »

the shadow Foreign Secretary


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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