Yesterday, the two nations seemed to be trying to smooth over their differences.
But there is no easy way to smooth over the current dispute.
Usually he is asking his brother to have a word with one duke or another, to smooth over some political difference.
It's taken us twenty years and change to smooth over the bad feelings.
He sat up, smoothing the hair down over the wound.
At the same time, the Republican leaders tried to smooth over differences in their ranks to speed the process.
She certainly wasn't helping to smooth over this embarrassing moment.
"He really came to camp making an effort to smooth over everything," one teammate said.
She'd smoothed over all the rough places as if they'd never been there before.
I tried to smooth over the slight of my first refusal.