glaze

glaze1 [gleız] v
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: glass]
1.) [i]also glaze over
if your eyes glaze over, they show no expression, usually because you are very bored or tired
Sometimes his eyes would glaze over for a second or two.
2.) [T]
to cover plates, cups etc made of clay with a thin liquid that gives them a shiny surface
3.) [T]
to cover food with a liquid which gives it an attractive shiny surface
Glaze the rolls with egg-white.
4.) [T]
to fit glass into window frames in a house, door etc
glaze 2
glaze2 n [U and C]
1.) a liquid that is used to cover plates, cups etc made of clay to give them a shiny surface
2.) a liquid which is put onto food to give it an attractive shiny surface
3.) a transparent covering of oil paint spread over a painting

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