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English verb: sleek over

1. sleek over (perception) cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

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

Synonymsgloss over, hush up, whitewash

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

Broader (hypernym)cover, cover up

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