White·wash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whitewashed p. pr. & vb. n. Whitewashing.]
1. To apply a white liquid composition to; to whiten with whitewash.
2. 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.
3. In various games, to defeat (an opponent) so that he fails to score, or to reach a certain point in the game; to skunk. [Colloq., U. S.]