Definitions for whitewashˈʰwaɪtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈwaɪt-
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white•washˈʰwaɪtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈwaɪt-(n.)
a composition, as of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for whitening walls and woodwork.
something that glosses over faults or absolves one from blame.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a defeat in which the loser fails to score.
(v.t.)to whiten with whitewash.
to cover up the faults or errors of; absolve from blame.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to defeat by keeping the opponent from scoring.
Origin of whitewash:
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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a mixture of usually lime and water, used for whitening walls.
- طِلاء جيري مائيArabic
- calPortuguese (BR)
- vápenné mlékoCzech
- die TüncheGerman
- دوغاب اهکFarsi
- lait/blanc de chauxFrench
- vapno, krečCroatian
- air kapur, cat kapurIndonesian
- bianco, (bianco di calce)Italian
- (벽, 천정 등의 겉에 바르는) 백도제Korean
- kaļķūdens (balsināšanai)Latvian
- cat kapurMalay
- hvittekalk, kalkmalingNorwegian
- دوغاب اهکPersian
- دچونى (اهاكو) اوبلن رنكPashto
- var stinsRomanian
- vápno (na bielenie)Slovak
- apno za beljenjeSlovenian
- limfärg, kalkfärgSwedish
- 灰泥Chinese (Trad.)
- вапняний розчинUkrainian
- nước vôiVietnamese
- （粉刷用的）石灰水，白色涂料Chinese (Simp.)
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