Definition of whitewash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwaɪtwɒʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwaɪtwɑːʃ//
    , NAmE//ˈwaɪtwɔːʃ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a mixture of chalk or lime and water, used for painting houses and walls white
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] (disapproving) an attempt to hide unpleasant facts about somebody/something synonym cover-up The opposition claimed the report was a whitewash.
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] (informal) (in sport) a victory in every game in a series a 7–0 whitewash a whitewash victory
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