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white·wash

whitewash

 
pronunciation:
waIt wash [or] hwaIt wash
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a thin white paint used on walls, fences, or foundations.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: whitewashes, whitewashing, whitewashed
definition 1: to paint with whitewash.
Tom got his friends to whitewash the fence.
definition 2: to cover up.
He tried to whitewash his theft so he wouldn't be punished.
derivation: whitewasher (n.)