gloss over

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To treat something with less care than it deserves; to skimp

This book only glosses over quantum mechanics, and doesn't go into detail.

To cover up a mistake or a crime; to hush up or whitewash

They glossed over the problem, hoping that the customers wouldn't notice.

If you gloss over a problem, a mistake, or an embarrassing moment, you try and make it seem unimportant by ignoring it or by dealing with it very quickly. Some foreign governments appear happy to gloss over continued human rights abuses
cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
embellish, smooth over; touch up, alter
gloss over

    Türkische aussprache

    glôs ōvır

    Aussprache

    /ˈglôs ˈōvər/ /ˈɡlɔːs ˈoʊvɜr/

    Etymologie

    [ 'gläs, 'glos ] (noun.) 1538. probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic glossa to glow; akin to Old English geolu yellow.

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