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Overview of noun whitewash

The noun whitewash has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. whitewash

(a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score)

2. whitewash

(wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces)

3. whitewash

(a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects)


Overview of verb whitewash

The verb whitewash has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up

(cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes")

2. whitewash

(cover with whitewash; "whitewash walls")

3. whitewash

(exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data)

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