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whitewash definition

  1. tv.
    to make something look better than it really is; to conceal something bad. : Now, don't try to whitewash this incident. Open up about it.
  2. n.
    an act or campaign of covering up something bad. : They tried to give the scandal the old whitewash, but it didn't work.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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