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whitewash

 
Noun whitewash has 3 senses
  1. whitewash - a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
    --1 is a kind of
    defeat, licking
  2. whitewash - wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces
    --2 is a kind of
    wash
    Derived form: verb whitewash2
  3. whitewash - a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
    --3 is a kind of
    clearing
    Derived forms: verb whitewash1, verb whitewash3
Verb whitewash has 3 senses
  1. whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up - cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
    --1 is one way to cover, cover up
    Derived form: noun whitewash3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. whitewash - cover with whitewash; "whitewash walls"
    --2 is one way to
    wash
    Derived form: noun whitewash2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. whitewash - exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
    --3 is one way to
    acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
    Derived form: noun whitewash3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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