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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: airbrush /ˈeə(r)ˌbrʌʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyairbrush
he/she/itairbrushes
present participleairbrushing
past tenseairbrushed
past participleairbrushed

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    to remove published references to a person or event in an attempt to make people think the person was not there or the event did not happen
    airbrush someone/something out of something:

    The real victims have been largely airbrushed out of the picture.

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