Meaning of whitewash
Pronunciation: (hwīt'wosh", -wôsh", wīt'-), [key]
- a composition, as of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for whitening walls, woodwork, etc.
- anything, as deceptive words or actions, used to cover up or gloss over faults, errors, or wrongdoings, or absolve a wrongdoer from blame.
- a defeat in which the loser fails to score.
- to whiten with whitewash.
- to cover up or gloss over the faults or errors of; absolve from blame.
- to defeat by keeping the opponent from scoring: The home team whitewashed the visitors eight to nothing.
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