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Verb
Cover up the truth
“Granted, he does whitewash the bad guys to a point where a fine actor like Meat Loaf Aday is left with little to be play but straight evil guy next door.”
Verb
To dismiss as of little importance
“… refused to whitewash the governor's chronic disregard for the truth.”
Verb
To paint over with a lime and water mixture so as to brighten up a wall or fence
“… don't try to whitewash your rudeness by claiming that you were having a bad day.”
Verb
Defeat
Noun
A deliberate attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about a person or organization in order to protect their reputation
“As the hearing opened, there was further evidence of a whitewash to protect more senior officers.”
Noun
Paint
Noun
Trouncing
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