- a mixture of lime, whiting, size, water, etc., for whitening walls, etc.
- a cosmetic formerly used for making the skin fair
- a glossing over or concealing of faults or defects in an effort to exonerate or give the appearance of soundness
- something said or done for this purpose
- ☆ Sports, Informal a defeat in which the loser scores no points
- to cover with whitewash
- to gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
- ☆ Sports, Informal to defeat (an opponent) soundly
See whitewash in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb white·washed
- A mixture of lime and water, often with whiting, size, or glue added, that is used to whiten walls, fences, or other structures.
- Concealment or palliation of flaws or failures.
- A defeat in a game in which the loser scores no points.
- To paint or coat with or as if with whitewash.
- To conceal or gloss over (wrongdoing, for example). See Synonyms at palliate.
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