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English definition of “gloss over sth”

gloss over sth

phrasal verb with gloss     /ɡlɒs/ US  /ɡlɑːs/ verb [T]
to avoid considering something, such as an embarrassing mistake, to make it seem not important, and to quickly continue talking about something else: She glossed over the company's fall in profits. The film was well researched, but it glossed over the important issues.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
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