glaze over

verb
1. become glassy; lose clear vision
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Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

Syn: ↑film over, ↑blur
Derivationally related forms: ↑blur (for: ↑blur)
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

2. become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
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Her eyes glaze over when she is bored

Syn: ↑glaze, ↑glass, ↑glass over
Hypernyms: ↑change
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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