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  1. whitewash

    • IPA[ˈ(h)wītˌwäSH]

    美式

    • n.
      a solution of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for painting walls white.;a deliberate concealment of someone's mistakes or faults in order to clear their name
    • v.
      paint (a wall, building, or room) with whitewash;deliberately attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about (someone or something)
    • verb: whitewash, 3rd person present: whitewashes, gerund or present participle: whitewashing, past tense: whitewashed, past participle: whitewashed

    • noun: whitewash, plural noun: whitewashes

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a solution of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for painting walls white.
    • 2. a deliberate concealment of someone's mistakes or faults in order to clear their name the opposition called the report “a whitewash
    • 3. informal a victory in a game in which the loser scores no points the Lions went downhill to a 4–0 whitewash

    動詞

    • 1. paint (a wall, building, or room) with whitewash the brick walls have been whitewashed
    • 2. deliberately attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about (someone or something) most sources prefer to ignore or whitewash the most disturbing aspect of such reports there have been efforts to whitewash the minister's grim record
    • 3. informal defeat (an opponent), keeping them from scoring.