whitewash

Definitions of whitewash
  1. noun
    wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces
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    type of:
    wash
    a thin coat of water-base paint
  2. noun
    a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
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    type of:
    clearing
    the act of freeing from suspicion
  3. verb
    cover with whitewash
    whitewash walls”
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    types:
    calcimine
    cover with calcimine
    type of:
    wash
    apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  4. verb
    cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
    synonyms: gloss over, hush up, sleek over
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    type of:
    cover, cover up
    hide from view or knowledge
  5. verb
    exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
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    type of:
    acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate
    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  6. noun
    a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
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    type of:
    defeat, licking
    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
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