smooth out

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Verb1.smooth out - free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"
disembarrass, rid, free - relieve from; "Rid the house of pests"

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vt sep (= make smooth) crease, surfaceglätten; (fig) difficulty, differencesausräumen, aus dem Weg räumen
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With-profits are long-term savings products which aim to smooth out stock market volatility by holding back returns in good years and paying them out in bad ones.
Bring jelly to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to smooth out lumps.
With-profits policies are designed to smooth out the peaks and troughs of stock market volatility.