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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhitewashwhite‧wash1 /ˈwaɪtwɒʃ $ -wɒːʃ, -wɑːʃ/ noun  1 [singular, uncountable]HIDE/NOT SHOW a report or examination of events that hides the true facts about something so that the person who is responsible will not be punished syn cover-up The official report into the cause of the fire was labeled a whitewash.2 [uncountable]DHH a white liquid mixture used especially for painting walls3 [countable]WIN an occasion in sport when one player or team defeats an opponent easily, without the opponent getting any points, goals etc
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whitewashA Greenpeace spokesperson described the official report on nuclear waste disposal as a whitewash.If people don't like the message they can discuss it, but the report must not be seen as a whitewash.This is not the time, with a whitewash to be avoided.At least it will be no whitewash this season.The Internal Investigations Division, a self-policing unit set up by Wilson, had become known as a pall of whitewash.It is with Chaplin's personal life that Attenborough sloshes around the whitewash like a demented house-painter.Doors and lintels were decorated with whitewash.