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sugar-coat

vb (tr)
1. (Cookery) to coat or cover with sugar
2. to cause to appear more attractive; make agreeable

sugar-coat


Past participle: sugar-coated
Gerund: sugar-coating

Imperative
sugar-coat
sugar-coat
Present
I sugar-coat
you sugar-coat
he/she/it sugar-coats
we sugar-coat
you sugar-coat
they sugar-coat
Preterite
I sugar-coated
you sugar-coated
he/she/it sugar-coated
we sugar-coated
you sugar-coated
they sugar-coated
Present Continuous
I am sugar-coating
you are sugar-coating
he/she/it is sugar-coating
we are sugar-coating
you are sugar-coating
they are sugar-coating
Present Perfect
I have sugar-coated
you have sugar-coated
he/she/it has sugar-coated
we have sugar-coated
you have sugar-coated
they have sugar-coated
Past Continuous
I was sugar-coating
you were sugar-coating
he/she/it was sugar-coating
we were sugar-coating
you were sugar-coating
they were sugar-coating
Past Perfect
I had sugar-coated
you had sugar-coated
he/she/it had sugar-coated
we had sugar-coated
you had sugar-coated
they had sugar-coated
Future
I will sugar-coat
you will sugar-coat
he/she/it will sugar-coat
we will sugar-coat
you will sugar-coat
they will sugar-coat
Future Perfect
I will have sugar-coated
you will have sugar-coated
he/she/it will have sugar-coated
we will have sugar-coated
you will have sugar-coated
they will have sugar-coated
Future Continuous
I will be sugar-coating
you will be sugar-coating
he/she/it will be sugar-coating
we will be sugar-coating
you will be sugar-coating
they will be sugar-coating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sugar-coating
you have been sugar-coating
he/she/it has been sugar-coating
we have been sugar-coating
you have been sugar-coating
they have been sugar-coating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sugar-coating
you will have been sugar-coating
he/she/it will have been sugar-coating
we will have been sugar-coating
you will have been sugar-coating
they will have been sugar-coating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sugar-coating
you had been sugar-coating
he/she/it had been sugar-coating
we had been sugar-coating
you had been sugar-coating
they had been sugar-coating
Conditional
I would sugar-coat
you would sugar-coat
he/she/it would sugar-coat
we would sugar-coat
you would sugar-coat
they would sugar-coat
Past Conditional
I would have sugar-coated
you would have sugar-coated
he/she/it would have sugar-coated
we would have sugar-coated
you would have sugar-coated
they would have sugar-coated
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THERE'S no point sugar-coating the facts; we've got an obesity crisis on our hands.
There is no sugar-coating this - it's bad" - Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, on the credit crisis.
Lit up like a Christmas tree, this colourful film has enough sugar-coating to make a five-year-old hyperactive.
There are no real surprises in songs such as Right Where We Belong and Let It Go, although Live For Today briefly boasts a buzzsaw rock riff before it succumbs to sugar-coating.
The author, a school counselor, gears sections toward both young and older children, keeping stories simple without sugar-coating divorce's downside.
Resolutely averse to romanticizing Papuans or sugar-coating their own position, Villevoye and Dietvorst destroy the lingering illusion of New Guinea as an intact bit of prehistory.
Speaking of sugar-coating things, Fratelli Marullo of Bronte, Italy, used a crystalline sugar coating on pistachios--a simple variation but one that transformed the nuts into candy.
These all featured backing from Donny's sons sending the sugar-coating level into orbit but then that's what this audience wants - good wholesome sugar-coated entertainment delivered by a man who knows how to so it supremely well.
The centres of pan-coated goods (or dragees) are pre-coated with the gumming agent QUICK COAT prior to chocolate or sugar-coating.
Rather, the sugar-coating I am referring to is about trying to stay positive about HIV--to convey hope and the idea that it's not all bad news.