Definition of paper over phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


paper over

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  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. 2to try to hide a problem or disagreement in a way that is temporary and not likely to be successful The government is trying to paper over the cracks in the cabinet. We can't just paper over the problem.
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