whitewash

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1 whitewash /ˈwaɪtˌwɑːʃ/ noun
plural whitewashes
1 whitewash
/ˈwaɪtˌwɑːʃ/
noun
plural whitewashes
Learner's definition of WHITEWASH
[noncount] : a white liquid mixture used for making surfaces (such as walls or fences) whiter
[count] disapproving : a planned effort to hide a dishonest, immoral, or illegal act or situation : cover-up usually singular
[count] chiefly British : a defeat in a game or contest in which the loser does not score any points
2 whitewash /ˈwaɪtˌwɑːʃ/ verb
whitewashes; whitewashed; whitewashing
2 whitewash
/ˈwaɪtˌwɑːʃ/
verb
whitewashes; whitewashed; whitewashing
Learner's definition of WHITEWASH
[+ object]
: to make (something) whiter by painting it with whitewash
: to prevent people from learning the truth about (something bad, such as a dishonest, immoral, or illegal act or situation)
chiefly British : to defeat (an opponent) easily by winning every game, point, etc.
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