Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “whitewash” en inglés

See all translations

whitewash

noun uk   /ˈwaɪt.wɒʃ/ us    /-wɑːʃ/

whitewash noun (PAINT)

[U] a white liquid that is a mixture of lime or powdered chalk and water, used for making walls or ceilings white

whitewash noun (ATTEMPT TO HIDE)

[S] 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.

whitewash noun (DEFEAT)

[C] UK informal a complete defeat in a game or competition: a 6–0 whitewash

whitewash

verb [T] uk   /ˈwaɪt.wɒʃ/ us    /-wɑːʃ/

whitewash verb [T] (HIDE)

disapproving to make something bad seem acceptable by hiding the truth: The government is trying to whitewash the incompetence of the Treasury officials.

whitewash verb [T] (DEFEAT)

UK informal to defeat a player or team completely, especially while preventing them from scoring any points

whitewash verb [T] (PAINT)

to paint walls or buildings using whitewash
(Definition of whitewash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de whitewash
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “whitewash” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Palabra del día

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Aprende más 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Aprende más