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smooth sth over

phrasal verb with smooth uk   us   /smuːð/ verb
to make ​problems, difficulties, or ​disagreements less ​serious or ​easier to ​solve, usually by ​talking to the ​peopleinvolved: Would you like me to ​try to ​smooth things over between you and ​yourparents?
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