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English definition of “whitewash”

whitewash

noun [S] (ATTEMPT TO HIDE)    /ˈwaɪt.wɒʃ/ US  /-wɑːʃ/ disapproving
an attempt to stop people finding out the true facts about a situation: The official report on the killings has been denounced as a whitewash.Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of whitewash noun (ATTEMPT TO HIDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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