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What does smoothed away mean?



 
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What does smoothed away mean? #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2007 15:18 pm   What does smoothed away mean?
 

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #115 "Synonyms for mistake and blunder", question 9

At the beginning of our marriage we had some ......... but little by little we smoothed them away.

(a) mistakes
(b) faults
(c) misunderstandings
(d) gaffes

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #115 "Synonyms for mistake and blunder", answer 9

At the beginning of our marriage we had some misunderstandings but little by little we smoothed them away.

Correct answer: (c) misunderstandings
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What does smoothed away mean? #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2007 16:22 pm   What does smoothed away mean?
 

Here it is used with the meaning of "got rid of them"
But you always can use a dictionary available
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