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addaword.gifdefinition of airbrush

verb
1
to change sth so it appears better than it really is, just as an airbrush is used to make people in photos look thinner, more perfect etc
This sort of comment, in which a person manages to broadcast their achievements but airbrushes them with a touch of modesty, is something that we’re all guilty of from time to time.
2
to airbrush sb out of sth: to remove published references to a person or event in an attempt to make people think the person wasn't there, the event didn't happen etc
The Northern Ireland conflict has been airbrushed out of history.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/04/2012 12:19:00
Definition of airbrush from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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