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paper

3 verb
     
Related topics: Household
paper3 [transitive]
1DHTB to decorate the walls of a room by covering them with special paper [= wallpaper]
2

paper over the cracks

to try to hide disagreements or difficulties:
We need to discuss disagreements honestly without papering over the cracks.

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