whitewash

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

Plain form
whitewash

Third-person singular
whitewashes

Past tense
whitewashed

Past participle
whitewashed

Present participle
whitewashing

  1. Someone whitewashes something when they try to hide anything that is wrong with it and try to make it look good.
    He tried to whitewash the thing that happened last year so that he could be elected President.
  2. Someone whitewashes something when they paint it with a white paint.
    She whitewashed the wall.

NounEdit

Singular
whitewash

Plural
whitewashes

 
Painting on a wall, ocvered with whitewash
  1. The action of whitewashing something.
    They didn't tell you the whole story. That was just a whitewash.
  2. White paint.
    He covered the fence with whitewash.