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English definition of “soft-pedal”


verb [T]  /ˈsɔftˈped·əl/
to treat something unpleasant as less important, because you want to avoid angering or hurting people: The movie soft-pedals the more sensational aspects of his life.
(Definition of soft-pedal verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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