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glaze

verb uk   /ɡleɪz/ us  

glaze verb (GLASS)

[T] to put a piece of glass into a window or the windows of a building: The house is nearly finished but it hasn't been glazed yet.

glaze verb (SHINY)

[T] to make a surface shiny by putting a liquid substance onto it and leaving it or heating it until it dries: Glaze the pastry with beaten egg. The pot had been badly glazed.

glaze verb (BORED)

[I] ( also glaze over) If your eyes glaze or glaze over, they stay still and stop showing any emotion because you are bored or tired or have stopped listening: Among the audience, eyes glazed over and a few heads started to nod.
glazed
adjective uk   /ɡleɪzd/ us  
All the rooms have glazed doors. a glazed expression/look

glaze

noun [C] uk   /ɡleɪz/ us  
a substance used to glaze something: a cake with a redcurrant glaze pottery with a fine translucent glaze
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