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American English: /ˈ(h)waɪtˌwɑʃ/
, /ˈ(h)waɪtˌwɔʃ/
British English: /ˈwʌɪtwɒʃ/

Translation of whitewash in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (Building)
    cal (feminine)
    lechada (feminine)
    aguacal (feminine) con artículo masculino en el singular
    Example sentences
    • The saddlebags had been brought from the stables and rested on a wooden bench near the washstand, already patterned with chips of whitewash flaking from the walls.
    • Never mix insecticides in ordinary lime whitewash.
    • Most Andalusian villages are white since whitewash covers the walls of the houses but only one itinerary in the region is called the Route of the White Villages.
    1.2 countable and uncountable (cover-up) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • They were accused of a whitewash, and the voters expressed their contempt at the ballot box.
    • There are a lot of people saying this was a whitewash designed to protect them in an election year.
    • ‘The families feel we are the victims of a whitewash and a cover-up in order to protect careers of certain individuals,’ he added.
    Example sentences
    • The only better run is by West Indies, who won ten successive Tests against England in the course of consecutive series whitewashes in 1984 and 1985-86.
    • Bubwith's Cliff Harrison and Jill Schofield were the top performers in both matches, including two whitewashes in their match against York, to end the night with 33 games.
    • This followed earlier whitewashes of Heworth and Bootham, the other two teams in the league.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (whiten)
    the graffiti had been whitewashed over
    habían tapado las pintadas con una mano de cal
    Example sentences
    • Even in smaller houses, plaster was applied to finish interior walls and then whitewashed, painted or easily covered with wallpaper.
    • The few other streets wandered pleasantly past whitewashed buildings, the door frames painted blue or green or purple or red.
    • The Shakers initially whitewashed the plaster walls and painted the interior woodwork.
    1.2 (person/scandal) [colloquial]
    tapar [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The heroes are mostly whitewashed and predictable.
    • Retrospective media coverage has whitewashed King while ignoring how his messages are radical challenges to the status quo of today.
    • It would be wrong, however, to whitewash him as the last of the old-school, voluntarily resigning statesmen.
    Example sentences
    • Our girls got off to a great start and threatened to whitewash their opponents in the first half.
    • Although the paceman captured 11 wickets in the first two Tests, Pakistan was whitewashed 3-0 in the series.
    • The third and final Test starts on January 2 and the South Africans will face an uphill struggle to prevent being whitewashed in the series, the source said.
  • 2 (defeat) [colloquial]
    darle una paliza a [colloquial]
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