paper over sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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paper over sth

phrasal verb with paper uk   /ˈpeɪ.pər/  us   /-pɚ/ verb [T]
to ​hide an ​unpleasantsituation, ​especially a ​problem or ​disagreement, in ​order to make ​peoplebelieve that it does not ​exist or is not ​serious: He ​tried to ​paper over the country's ​deep-seatedproblems.
(Definition of paper over sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paper over sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 掩盖(尤指问题或分歧)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掩蓋(尤指問題或分歧)…
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