glaze Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"glaze" in British English

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uk   us   /ɡleɪz/

glaze verb (SHINY)

[T] to make a ​surfaceshiny by putting a ​liquidsubstance onto it and ​leaving it or ​heating it until it ​dries: Glaze the ​pastry with ​beatenegg. The ​pot had been ​badly glazed.

glaze verb (BORED)

[I] (also glaze over) If ​youreyes glaze or glaze over, they ​stay still and ​stopshowing any ​emotion because you are ​bored or ​tired or have ​stoppedlistening: Among the ​audience, ​eyes glazed over and a few ​headsstarted to ​nod.

glaze verb (GLASS)

[T] to put a ​piece of ​glass into a ​window or the ​windows of a ​building: The ​house is ​nearlyfinished but it hasn't been glazed ​yet.
adjective uk   us   /ɡleɪzd/
All the ​rooms have glazed ​doors. a glazed expression/​look

glazenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡleɪz/
a ​substance used to glaze something: a ​cake with a ​darkchocolate glaze pottery with a ​fine, ​translucent glaze
(Definition of glaze from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glaze" in American English

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glazenoun [C]

 us   /ɡleɪz/
a ​shinysurface given to an ​object or a ​food, esp. by ​covering it with a ​liquid that ​shines when it ​dries: The ​pottery was ​famous for the ​rich glaze of ​itsvases and ​jugs.

glazeverb [I/T]

 us   /ɡleɪz/
to ​cover an ​object, as a ​food, with a ​liquid that ​shines when it ​dries: [T] The ​cake was glazed with ​raspberrysyrup. When someone’s ​eyes glaze over, they ​becomefixed and ​shiny, as if the ​person is not ​seeing anything: [I] By the fourth ​act of the ​opera, his ​eyes had glazed over (= he ​becamebored).
(Definition of glaze from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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