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whitewash

1. tv. to make something look better than it really is; to conceal something bad. Now, don’t try to whitewash this incident. Open up about it.
2. n. an act or campaign of covering up something bad. They tried to give the scandal the old whitewash, but it didn’t work.
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Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler, facing Shahid Afridi's leg spin, knocked off the four runs required with a ball to spare to complete a remarkable whitewash.
A Brush For A Brush campaign has been launched, meaning that a toothbrush or toothpaste will be donated to a child in need in the North-east for every WhiteWash product that is sold.
And I suspect that we have now been given a dry run of their identical whitewash that will follow with Whelan's manager, Malky Mackay.
WhiteWash, which turns over about PS1m, is already exporting to more than 20 companies around the globe, and is hoping to expand into new markets.
Australia coasted to an eight-wicket win with 31 balls to spare at the MCG to complete a whitewash of all three formats.
Australia captain Michael Clarke with the Ashes Urn at the SCG after his side completed a 5-0 series whitewash of England yesterday
Paul Newman in The Daily Mail echoed the same angst as he wrote that it was a wretched, gruesome numbing defeat that not only leaves an Australian Ashes whitewash very much on but also signals the end of a great era for this England team, Courier Mail reports.
Raging, vitriolic debates about whitewash in historic buildings may have intensified the sting--Ecclesiologists considered it criminal and stripped it from churches at every opportunity, while Gothicists considered removing it an even greater evil.
ENGLAND may already have won the one-day international series against Australia but batting coach Graham Gooch is not expecting any let-up from Alastair Cook's side as they seek to seal a 4-0 whitewash at Old Trafford today.
Regarding today's match, former captain Gooch believes England will go into the encounter looking to continue their good recent performances rather than thinking specifically about a series whitewash.
ENGLAND'S one-day series victory over Pakistan has raised spirits, but merely "softens the blow" of their Test whitewash - according to Steven Finn.
Strauss' men landed in Dubai yesterday ahead of a three-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, their first since they ascended to the top of the ICC rankings with a whitewash of India last summer.
The Magician had led 9-0 after the first session but failed to complete the first World Championship whitewash for 21 years.
Church reform will never happen if we whitewash deceit.
Summary: Craig Kieswetter delivered a maiden international century as England completed a series whitewash over Bangladesh.