gloss over

phrasal verb

glossed over; glossing over; glosses over
: to treat or describe (something, such as a serious problem or error) as if it were not important
He glossed over the accident.
The problems were ignored or glossed over.

Examples of gloss over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's because a heavy focus on candidate preference polling tends to gloss over another key component: turnout. Tommy Barone, ABC News, 11 July 2024 None of these attempts at glossing over the very real concerns of millions of Americans is helpful. Dan McGinn, Washington Post, 11 July 2024 Ancient, missing civilizations, governmental control, a monkey revolution, many different titans with their own lore ignored or glossed over and Godzilla having the ability to steal other titan's power. Meredith G. White, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2024 Still does not gloss over the toll that Parkinson’s takes. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 3 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for gloss over 

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“Gloss over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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