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noun     whitewash pronunciation in American English
/ˈwaɪtˌwɑʃ/    whitewash pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] an attempt to stop people from discovering the true facts about something, in order to prevent someone in authority from being criticized
  2. 3
    [singular] mainly journalism an occasion when a player or a team wins a game so easily that the other person or team does not score any points
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high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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