Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gloss_over

2 senses of gloss over

Sense 1
gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over -- (treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly)
       => treat, handle, do by -- (interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")

Sense 2
whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up -- (cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes")
       => cover, cover up -- (hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House")

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