Bedeutung von "smooth sth over" - als Fremdsprache

smooth sth over

phrasal verb with smooth uk us /smuːð/ verb [ T ] (also smooth down/out, etc)

to make a disagreement or problem seem less serious, especially by talking to the people involved in it:

Would you like me to smooth things over between you and Nick?

(Definition von "smooth sth over" von Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)