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  • verb transitive, idiomatic To cover up a mistake or a crime; to hush up or whitewash.
  • verb transitive, idiomatic To treat something with less care than it deserves; to skimp.

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  • verb cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
  • verb treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly


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