vb burnish, coat, enamel, furbish, gloss, lacquer, polish, varnish
n coat, enamel, finish, gloss, lacquer, lustre, patina, polish, shine, varnish
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glaze ( glazes plural & 3rd person present) ( glazing present participle) ( glazed past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A glaze is a thin layer of liquid which is put on a piece of pottery and becomes hard and shiny when the pottery is heated in a very hot oven.
...hand-painted French tiles with decorative glazes.
2 n-count A glaze is a thin layer of beaten egg, milk, or other liquid that you spread onto food in order to make the surface shine and look attractive.
Brush the glaze over the top and sides of the hot cake.
3 verb When you glaze food such as bread or pastry, you spread a layer of beaten egg, milk, or other liquid onto it before you cook it in order to make its surface shine and look attractive. Glaze the pie with beaten egg. V n glaze over phrasal verb If your eyes glaze over, they become dull and lose all expression, usually because you are bored or are thinking about something else. ...movie actors whose eyes glaze over as soon as the subject wavers from themselves. V P
double-glaze ( double-glazes 3rd person present) ( double-glazing present participle) ( double-glazed past tense & past participle ) If someone double-glazes a house or its windows, they fit windows that have two layers of glass which keeps the inside of the house warmer and quieter.
(mainly BRIT) verb
The company is now offering to double-glaze the windows for £3,900... V n
We recently had our house double-glazed. have n V-ed
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