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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Whitewash \White"wash`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whitewashed; p.
pr. & vb. n. Whitewashing.]
1. To apply a white liquid composition to; to whiten with
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.
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).
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: coated with whitewash; "miles of whitewashed fences"
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