Definition of whitewash verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    whitewash

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈwaɪtwɑʃ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈwaɪtwɔʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whitewash
     
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    he / she / it whitewashes
     
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    past simple whitewashed
     
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    -ing form whitewashing
     
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  1. 1whitewash something to cover something such as a wall with whitewash
  2. 2whitewash somebody/something (disapproving) to try to hide unpleasant facts about someone or something; to try to make something seem better than it is His wife had wanted to whitewash his reputation after he died.
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