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Gloss over



spinney
United Kingdom

Gloss over
 
Hey people!
I īm doing a new phrasal verb exercise and was wondering if there was an easier way to define gloss over?  What I have at the moment is disguise a mistake or deceive. Hush up and whitewash would just require more explanation. I īm trying to keep it simple for the snap card game that will be part of the exercise. While I īm at it, does anybody have a better defintion for come over than my current one of appear (communicate) and bend over which I have as bow down? Also is there a better defintion for fall over than topple or tumble? I īve googled it all but I can īt seem to find anything satisfactory. Confused

3 Mar 2015      



Mariethe House
France

 I looked up the expressions in the Thesaurus  and this is what I could find :
 
gloss over: distort / mislead / falsify
 
 come over:       pop in / stop by / stop in 
 
fall over: loose balance
 
Here īs the link. I find it  really useful. hope it helps.Smile
 
 
  http://www.thesaurus.com

3 Mar 2015     



spinney
United Kingdom

It did, Marie. Distort truth is much more succinct as is loose balance. Thanks!Thumbs Up

3 Mar 2015     



FrauSue
France

For "come over", do you mean in the sense of "visit" (He came over for a coffee) or in the sense of "give an impression" (He came over as a bit nervous during the speech)?
 
For "fall over" please note that the correct spelling is LOSE balance (not "loose"). You could also define it as "lose balance and land on the ground" to be specific.

3 Mar 2015     



spinney
United Kingdom

Well, FrauSue, you īre not wrong. Lose balance it is. I can īt make it any longer as it has to fit on a snap card. However, give an impression is the sense in which I intend to define come over. Perhaps "impress as" would do it. Thanks! Clap

3 Mar 2015     



Jayho
Australia

Hi Spinney
 
My 2 cents worth:
 
come over - look e.g. He comes over as confident - he seems/looks/appears confident
 
bend over - lean down
 
fall over - stumble, trip over
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

3 Mar 2015     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

how about "dress up" for gloss over or "stretch the truth" or "cover up" (well, all not exactly the same...)
come over? how about "come across as"

3 Mar 2015     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Gloss over - dismiss/ brush aside
Come over - come across/seem/give the impression...
Fall over -  collapse/drop to the floor.
 
Mmm - not that easy! 

3 Mar 2015