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whitewashnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈhwɑɪtˌwɑʃ, ˈwɑɪt-, -ˌwɔʃ/
paint made from water and white powder which is used esp. on walls and ceilings
A whitewash is something that hides a wrong or illegal action: [C] He called the report a whitewash.
(Definition of whitewash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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whitewashnoun

uk   /ˈwaɪt.wɒʃ/ us   /ˈwaɪt.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 (DEFEAT)

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

whitewashverb [T]

uk   /ˈwaɪt.wɒʃ/ us   /ˈwaɪt.wɑːʃ/
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