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English verb: gloss over

1. gloss over (social) treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly

Synonymsskate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over

Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)do by, handle, treat

2. gloss over (perception) cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

SamplesLet's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin.
She tried to gloss over her mistakes.

Synonymshush up, sleek over, whitewash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cover, cover up

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