glaze over

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glaze over (third-person singular simple present glazes over, present participle glazing over, simple past and past participle glazed over)

  1. (intransitive, of eyes) To become unfocused, as if through boredom.
    Someone's eyes may glaze over before or during a seizure.
  2. (intransitive) To form a glazed coating: to ice over or otherwise to become covered in a glossy sheen.
  3. (transitive, proscribed, viewed as catachrestic) To gloss over.
    An important issue that is often glazed over.

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