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English verb: sweep under the rug

1. sweep under the rug (social) to conceal something in the hopes it won't be discovered by others

SamplesThe president tried to sweep the embarrassing incident under the rug.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide

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