Definitions for whitewashˈʰwaɪtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈwaɪt-
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a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces
a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up(verb)
cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
"Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
cover with whitewash
exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
A lime and water mixture for painting walls and fences bright white.
A complete victory or series of victories without suffering any losses; a clean sweep.
To paint over with a lime and water mixture so as to brighten up a wall or fence.
The houses looked very bright when they whitewashed the whole neighborhood.
To cover over errors or bad actions.
In his sermon, the minister didn't try to whitewash over the sins of his church.
To prevent a team from scoring any runs.
Origin: From white + wash
any wash or liquid composition for whitening something, as a wash for making the skin fair
a composition of line and water, or of whiting size, and water, or the like, used for whitening walls, ceilings, etc.; milk of lime
to apply a white liquid composition to; to whiten with whitewash
to make white; to give a fair external appearance to; to clear from imputations or disgrace; hence, to clear (a bankrupt) from obligation to pay debts
Whitewash, or calcimine, kalsomine, calsomine, or lime paint is a low-cost type of paint made from slaked lime and chalk. Various other additives are also used.
Translations for whitewash
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- blanquejatCatalan, Valencian
- schönfärben, Tünche, beschönigen, Zu-null-Sieg, anstreichen, reinwaschenGerman
- encubrir, blanquearSpanish
- badigeon, blanchir, lait de chaux, badigeonnerFrench
- tisztára mos, meszelHungarian
- cappotto, imbiancare, lavare via, cancellare, calceItalian
- hvitvaske, kvitvaskeNorwegian
- witkalk, wittenDutch
- kvitvaskeNorwegian Nynorsk
- белить, побелка, побелить, обелить, известковый растворRussian
- badana, badanalamak, temize çıkarmak, boyamak, aklamakTurkish
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