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  ( glosses    plural & 3rd person present)   ( glossing    present participle)   ( glossed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-sing   A gloss is a bright shine on the surface of something.   (=sheen)  
Rain produced a black gloss on the asphalt.     
2       n-uncount   Gloss is an appearance of attractiveness or good quality which sometimes hides less attractive features or poor quality.  
Television commercials might seem more professional but beware of mistaking the gloss for the content.     
3       n-sing   If you put a glosson a bad situation, you try to make it seem more attractive or acceptable by giving people a false explanation or interpretation of it.  
a N, usu N on n  
He used his diary to put a fine gloss on the horrors the regime perpetrated...     
4       n-mass   Gloss is the same as gloss paint.  
5       n-mass   Gloss is a type of shiny make-up.  
She brushed gloss on to her eyelids., ...lip glosses.     
6       verb   If you gloss a difficult word or idea, you provide an explanation of it.  
Older editors glossed `drynke' as `love-potion'.      V n as n   gloss over             phrasal verb   If you gloss over    a problem, a mistake, or an embarrassing moment, you try and make it seem unimportant by ignoring it or by dealing with it very quickly.      
Some foreign governments appear happy to gloss over continued human rights abuses.      V P n (not pron)  
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gloss     ( glosses    plural & 3rd person present)   ( glossing    present participle)   ( glossed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-sing   A gloss is a bright shine on the surface of something.   (=sheen)  
Rain produced a black gloss on the asphalt.     
2       n-uncount   Gloss is an appearance of attractiveness or good quality which sometimes hides less attractive features or poor quality.  
Television commercials might seem more professional but beware of mistaking the gloss for the content.     
3       n-sing   If you put a glosson a bad situation, you try to make it seem more attractive or acceptable by giving people a false explanation or interpretation of it.  
a N, usu N on n  
He used his diary to put a fine gloss on the horrors the regime perpetrated...     
4       n-mass   Gloss is the same as gloss paint.  
5       n-mass   Gloss is a type of shiny make-up.  
She brushed gloss on to her eyelids., ...lip glosses.     
6       verb   If you gloss a difficult word or idea, you provide an explanation of it.  
Older editors glossed `drynke' as `love-potion'.      V n as n   gloss over      phrasal verb   If you gloss over a problem, a mistake, or an embarrassing moment, you try and make it seem unimportant by ignoring it or by dealing with it very quickly.  
Some foreign governments appear happy to gloss over continued human rights abuses.      V P n (not pron)  


gloss paint     
Gloss paint is paint that forms a shiny surface when it dries.      n-uncount  
lip gloss        ( lip glosses    plural  ) Lip gloss is a clear or very slightly coloured substance that some women put on their lips to make them shiny.      n-mass  

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gloss         

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      n  
1    brightness, brilliance, burnish, gleam, lustre, patina, polish, sheen, shine, varnish, veneer  
2    appearance, façade, front, mask, semblance, show, surface  
      vb  
3    burnish, finish, furbish, glaze, lacquer, polish, shine, varnish, veneer  
4    camouflage, conceal, cover up, disguise, hide, mask, smooth over, sweep under the carpet     (informal)   veil, whitewash     (informal)  

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n.
sobre por, encima
exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
n.
proprietary rights over virtual assets
[Tech.]
exp.
ça ne sert à rien de pleurer ; ce qui est fait est fait ; inutile de se lamenter sur une chose qu'on ne peut pas changer
n.
look at, look over, examine, evaluate
slang
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
An apron is a piece of clothing that you put on over the front of your normal clothes and tie round your waist, especially when you are cooking, in order to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.
n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
n.
sentence containing all letters of a given alphabet at least once.The canonical example in English is: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'.
A perfect pangram contains each letter of the alphabet just once and thus is far more difficult to come up with. The best seems to be: 'Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx'.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
exp.
the show is over, you can go home, the main purpose of your presence is gone
was used in Elvis concerts to prevent people from waiting an encore
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
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