Whitewash White"wash`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whitewashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whitewashing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To apply a white liquid composition to; to whiten with whitewash. [1913 Webster]

2. To make white; to give a fair external appearance to; to clear from imputations or disgrace; hence, to clear (a bankrupt) from obligation to pay debts. [1913 Webster]

3. In various games, to defeat (an opponent) so that he fails to score, or to reach a certain point in the game; to skunk. [Colloq., U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. to gloss over or cover up (crimes or misfeasance). [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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