HyperDic: whitewash

English > 6 senses of the word whitewash:
NOUNeventwhitewasha defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
artifactwhitewashwash consisting of lime and size in water
actwhitewasha specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
VERBperceptionwhitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush upcover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
contactwhitewashcover with whitewash
communicationwhitewashexonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
whitewash > pronunciation
Soundshhway'twaa.sh; way'twaa.sh
Rhymesawash ... wash: 18 rhymes with aash...
English > whitewash: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score.
Broaderdefeat, lickingAn unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest
English > whitewash: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningwash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces.
BroaderwashA thin coat of water-base paint
Spanishjalbegue
Catalanblanquet
Verbswhitewashcover with whitewash
English > whitewash: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects.
BroaderclearingThe act of freeing from suspicion
Verbswhitewashexonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
whitewashcover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
English > whitewash: 6 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningcover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"
Synonymsgloss over, sleek over, hush up
Broadercover, cover uphide from view or knowledge
Spanishacallar, blanquear, cubrir, disimular, encalar, encubrir, tapar
Catalanarrear, emblanquinar, emblanquir, encalcinar, guarnir
Nounswhitewasha specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
English > whitewash: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCover with whitewash.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"whitewash walls"
NarrowercalcimineCover with calcimine
Broaderwashapply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
Spanishblanquear, encalar
Catalanemblanquinar, emblanquir, encalcinar
Nounswhitewashwash consisting of lime and size in water
English > whitewash: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningexonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Broaderacquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpatepronounce not guilty of criminal charges
Spanishblanquear
Catalanemblanquir
Nounswhitewasha specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects

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