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Past tense for to paint white, typically with a lime and water mixture
“Soon, boy after boy comes by and begs to exchange food, a toy, or some other treasure for an opportunity to whitewash the fence.”
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Past tense for to hide or conceal, typically something incriminating
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“All their trickery and deceit are nothing but an attempt to whitewash their irresponsibility.”
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Past tense for to disregard as unimportant or insignificant
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“Interestingly, even in the case of emperors whom Suetonius presumably admired, he makes no attempt to whitewash their characters.”
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Past tense for to (attempt to) lessen or excuse the seriousness of
“It is much more probable, however, that Batty uses this occasion to whitewash his crimes by portraying himself as an innocent.”
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Past tense for to defeat comprehensively
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“Not to be denied, the Dickinsonians came storming back in the next three weeks to whitewash their opponents.”
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Past tense for to represent or estimate at less than the true value or significance
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Past tense for to conceal or disguise one's true feelings or beliefs
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Past tense for to give or add color to
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Past tense for to tell (usually fraudulently) in such a way as to render less severe or serious
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Past tense for to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
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Past tense for to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Past tense for show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
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Past tense for make or become white
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Past tense for embellish, decorate
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Subjugated, beaten, overcome
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