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    gloss over

    gloss over - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gloss over

    Definition
    (verb) treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly Definition
    (verb) cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
    Synonyms : hush up , sleek over , whitewash
    Example Sentence
    • Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin
    • She tried to gloss over her mistakes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gloss over

gloss is the shine of something. to commit a mistake is to put a scratch, so to repair that u need to gloss over or smoothen it.

gloss over: g(loss) c(over) the loss(error)

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to put a "Glass" "Over" something to avoid it->Thus, "Gloss Over" means to avoid talking about something unpleasant in detail

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