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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: glass

glaze

1 verb
     
glaze1
1 [intransitive] also glaze over if your eyes glaze over, they show no expression, usually because you are very bored or tired:
Sometimes his eyes would glaze over for a second or two.
2 [transitive]TIP to cover plates, cups etc made of clay with a thin liquid that gives them a shiny surface
3 [transitive]DFC to cover food with a liquid which gives it an attractive shiny surface:
Glaze the rolls with egg-white.
4 [transitive]DHT to fit glass into window frames in a house, door etc

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