English version

gloss over something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgloss over something phrasal verbTALK TO somebodyto avoid talking about something unpleasant, or to say as little as possible about it syn skirt She glossed over the details of her divorce. gloss→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
gloss over When they were mentioned, they were usually made light of, or glossed over.Feminist psychological theories tend to gloss over class relations, too.Amy glossed over the bad times.It was admirably researched, hut it glossed over the important questions while pointing up the trivial ones.President Kennedy glossed over the racial animus in Mississippi as he let the issue die by moving on to other concerns.And they can gloss over the social forces that contribute to the appeal of reductionist and deterministic ideas.But it tends to gloss over them when it draws on mainstream psychology.Some try to gloss over weak programming with slick packaging.
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Verb table
gloss
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygloss
he, she, itglosses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyglossed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave glossed
he, she, ithas glossed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad glossed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gloss
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have glossed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam glossing
he, she, itis glossing
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you, we, theyare glossing
Past
I, he, she, itwas glossing
you, we, theywere glossing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been glossing
he, she, ithas been glossing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been glossing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be glossing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been glossing
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