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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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Expectedly, the advisory board is proving to be nothing but an instrument used by the Myanmar government to whitewash the crimes of the military.
Makakasiguro po ang sambayanan na wala hong whitewash na mangyayari.
Higgins also lost to eventual winner Neil Robertson but was pleased with his performance especially against O'Sullivan who picked up his first whitewash against him in 23 years.
It was always set up to be a whitewash," said a pal.
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 ( ANI ): Following Sri Lanka's Test series whitewash against India, former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has said that the Dinesh Chandimal-led side could not be faulted for the drubbing and blamed the country's cricket board for the same.
Maghull RBL A moved into fourth after recording a 6-0 whitewash of St Cuthberts.
With just one minute to go Stephen Wild crossed the whitewash for the hosts to give them the lead.
But she denied accusations her report was a 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.
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 captain Michael Clarke with the Ashes Urn at the SCG after his side completed a 5-0 series whitewash of England yesterday
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 be looking to continue their good recent performances rather than thinking specifically about a series whitewash.
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.