1. cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

    Synonyms : gloss over, hush up, sleek over
    Type Of : cover, cover up
    Examples :
    • Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin
  2. a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score

    Type Of : defeat, licking
  3. a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects

    Type Of : clearing
  4. cover with whitewash

    Type Of : wash
    Examples :
    • whitewash walls
  5. exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

    Type Of : clear, assoil, acquit, discharge, exculpate, exonerate
  6. wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

    Type Of : wash