Definition of Smooth over
1. Verb. Treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly.
Generic synonyms: Do By, Handle, Treat
Lexicographical Neighbors of Smooth Over
Literary usage of Smooth over
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1919)
"... that he indeed had stolen property in his possession, may smooth over, or do away his guilt entirely, by stating that he found the property, ..."
2. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament: Including the Biblical by Wilhelm Gesenius, Edward Robinson (1844)
"Db a in Kal not used, pp. to smooth, to smooth over, as in Arabic; ... to smooth over a wall with mortar, (hence oba,) to shave the head; ..."
3. Hints for Pupils in Drawing and Painting by Helen Mary Knowlton (1879)
"Or, smooth over the surface with the cloth side of the new counting-room rubber, called the " sensible eraser," preparing, with delicate touch, a smooth, ..."
4. Living in Earnest: A Book of Daily Readings, from the Sermons of Rev ...by Charles Elliott St. John, Martha Everett St John by Charles Elliott St. John, Martha Everett St John (1916)
"... To make a man better able to cope with the difficulties of life is a truer help than to smooth over those difficulties for him. ..."
5. White House Cook Book: A Selection of Choice Recipes, Original and Selected by Fanny Lemira Gillett (1889)
"Put them into a vegetable dish, heap them up and smooth over the top, put a small piece of butter on the top in the centre, and have dots of pepper here and ..."