Definition of paper over phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

paper over

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    paper over something

     
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  1. 1to cover a wall with wallpaper in order to hide something synonym wallpaper The previous owners had obviously papered over any damp patches.
  2. 2 to try to hide a problem or disagreement in a way that is temporary and not likely to be successful We can't just paper over the problem.
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