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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 white·wash /ˈhwaɪtˌwɔʃ, ˈwaɪt, ˌwɑʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 White·wash n.
 1. Any wash or liquid composition for whitening something, as a wash for making the skin fair.
 2. A composition of line and water, or of whiting size, and water, or the like, used for whitening walls, ceilings, etc.; milk of lime.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
      2: wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for
         whitening walls and other surfaces
      3: a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over
         failings and defects
      v 1: cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not
           whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss
           over her mistakes" [syn: gloss over, sleek over, hush
      2: cover with whitewash; "whitewash walls"
      3: exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through
         biased presentation of data