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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