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English definition of “whitewash”

whitewash

verb [T] (HIDE)    /ˈwaɪt.wɒʃ/ US  /-wɑːʃ/ disapproving
to make something bad seem acceptable by hiding the truth : The government is trying to whitewash the incompetence of the Treasury officials .Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of whitewash verb (HIDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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