whitewash - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlewhitewashing
past tensewhitewashed
past participlewhitewashed
  1. 2
    mainly journalism to win a game so easily that the other player or team does not score any points
  2. 3
    to try to stop people from discovering the true facts about something, in order to prevent someone in authority from being criticized

    The whole affair has been whitewashed.