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