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Main Entry: 1white·wash
Pronunciation: hwt-wsh, -wäsh, wt-
Function: verb 1: to whiten with whitewash 2 a: to explain away or cover up <refused to whitewash the scandal> b: to clear of a charge of wrongdoing by offering excuses, hiding facts, or conducting a careless investigation <accused the city council of whitewashing the mayor> 3: to prevent an opponent in a game or contest from scoring - white·wash·ernoun