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Definition of Gloss over

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embellish, smooth over; touch up, alter
Gloss over Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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gloss over
v
1. treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly [syn: skate over , smooth over, slur over, skimp over]


2. cover up a misdemeanor; "let's not whitewash the crimes of stalin" [syn: whitewash, sleek over, hush up]



ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
cover faults or errors, cover up Jill won't gloss over your errors. She'll tell you about them.
English Idioms WM 1.3a
cover faults or errors, cover up 
Jill won't gloss over your errors. She'll tell you about them.
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
(synonym) skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over
(hypernym) treat, handle, do by
2. cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
(synonym) whitewash, sleek over, hush up
(hypernym) cover, cover up