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  • v  make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
  • v  make (a surface) shine
  • v  free from obstructions
  • s  made smooth by ironing

  • The elder Gates smoothed things over, and soon the new employees were hired.
  • Foxx, whose stage act liberally employed words and references that you still can't use on broadcast TV, was cleaned up, but not smoothed over, as junkyard proprietor, serial over .
  • As she smiles, her cheeks, smoothed and buffed to an eerie luster, become even more impossibly taut.
News & Articles

  • Senate immigration bill boosted by border deal
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of bipartisan immigration legislation smoothed the way Friday for likely Senate passage of their handiwork, overcoming last-minute disagreements at the bill's controversial core and tacking on other items certain to build support.
    June 21, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Food Network Drops Paula Deen After N-Word Controversy
    Looks like Paula Deen's apology hasn't smoothed things over. Food Network has dropped Paula Deen amidst the N-word controversy that erupted yesterday, putting an end to such...
    June 21, 2013 - E! Online
  • Border security amendment offered in Senate
    WASHINGTON—Supporters of bipartisan immigration legislation smoothed the way Friday for likely Senate passage of their handiwork, overcoming last-minute disagreements at the bill's controversial core and tacking on other items certain to build support.
    June 21, 2013 - Denver Post
Quotes

  • Benny Sapp in Viking Update (subscription)
    It kind of smoothed it out a little bit,Sapp said of the interception, but added, "I'm still upset with myself."
  • John McCain in USA Today
    If there are some unneeded and unwanted complexities in this legislation, they could probably be smoothed out,said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • Scott Dixon in USA Today
    Like any long distance race, it is all down to reliability,said Dixon, like Franchitti and de Ferran former Indianapolis 500 winners. "We had some issues (with the car) in the early testing, but things have smoothed out this week. ... But...

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