whitewashˈʰwaɪtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈwaɪt-
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a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces
a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up (verb)
cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
"Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
cover with whitewash
exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
A lime and water mixture for painting walls and fences bright white.
A complete victory or series of victories without suffering any losses; a clean sweep.
To paint over with a lime and water mixture so as to brighten up a wall or fence.
To cover over errors or bad actions.
To prevent a team from scoring any runs.
Whitewash, or calcimine, kalsomine, calsomine, or lime paint is a low-cost type of paint made from slaked lime and chalk. Various other additives are also used.