whitewash

Primary Meanings of whitewash

1.
nv
wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces
cover with whitewash
2.
n
a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
Full Definitions of whitewash
1

n wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

Type of:
wash
a thin coat of water-base paint

n a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects

Type of:
clearing
the act of freeing from suspicion

v cover with whitewash

whitewash walls”
Types:
calcimine
cover with calcimine
Type of:
wash
apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

v cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

“Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin”
Synonyms:
gloss over, hush up, sleek over
Type of:
cover, cover up
hide from view or knowledge

v exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

Type of:
acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
2

n a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score

Type of:
defeat, licking
an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

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