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Related to gloze: gloss over
v. glozed, gloz·ing, gloz·es
To minimize or underplay; gloss: glozed over the embarrassing part.
To use flattery or cajolery.
[Middle English glosen, to interpret, explain away, from Old French gloser, from glose, gloss; see gloss2.]
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1. (often foll by: over) to explain away; minimize the effect or importance of
2. to make explanatory notes or glosses on (a text)
3. to use flattery (on)
4. flattery or deceit
5. an explanatory note or gloss
6. specious or deceptive talk or action
[C13: from Old French glosser to comment; see gloss2]
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v. glozed, gloz•ing,
1. to explain away; gloss over.v.i.
2. Archaic. to comment.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French gloser < Medieval Latin glossāre; see gloss2]
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Past participle: glozed
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1. To conceal or make light of a fault or offense.Also used with over:
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