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Definition of Whitewash


  1. In various games, to defeat (an opponent) so that he fails to score, or to reach a certain point in the game; to skunk.
  2. Any wash or liquid composition for whitening something, as a wash for making the skin fair.
  3. A composition of line and water, or of whiting size, and water, or the like, used for whitening walls, ceilings, etc.; milk of lime.
  4. To apply a white liquid composition to; to whiten with whitewash.
  5. To make white; to give a fair external appearance to; to clear from imputations or disgrace; hence, to clear (a bankrupt) from obligation to pay debts.

Whitewash Translations

whitewash in French is badigeonnage
whitewash in Spanish is encalar