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  1. whitewash

    • IPA[ˈwʌɪtwɒʃ]

    英式

    • n.
      a solution of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for painting walls white.;a deliberate attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about a person or organization in order to protect their reputation
    • 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 attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about a person or organization in order to protect their reputation the opposition called the report ‘a whitewash
    • 3. informal a victory by the same side in every game of a series 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) in every game of a series Ireland were whitewashed 5-0