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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Play down or obscure.

Usage examples (33)
  • Verb (used with object) : The dean soft-pedaled the reports of cheating
  • ‘You don’t have to soft-pedal things for my benefit.
  • Both candidates soft-pedal their anti-abortion positions.
  • Don't try to soft-pedal that by playing "everyone does it." for more
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