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1a solution of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for painting walls white. (also whitewashing) a deliberate concealment of someone’s mistakes or faults in order to clear their name. 2a victory in a game in which the loser scores no points.
verb [with object]
(usually as adjective whitewashed
) paint (a wall, building, or room) with whitewash.
deliberately attempt to conceal unpleasant facts about (a person or organization):his wife must have wanted to whitewash his reputation 2defeat (an opponent), keeping them from scoring.