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Main Entry: 1white·wash
Pronunciation: primarystresshwimacrt-secondarystresswodotsh, -secondarystresswäsh, primarystresswimacrt-
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·er noun

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