verb (used with object)
- whitetip shark,
- whitewater rafting,
Origin of whitewash
Examples from the Web for whitewash
In the latest Weekly Standard can be found an editorial under the headline “The Benghazi Whitewash.”
Plus, on cable you no longer have to whitewash the story and appease the masses, so the narratives are getting more interesting.Jeremy Renner Opens Up About Marriage, His Problems with the Media, and the Future of Hawk-Eye|Marlow Stern|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She must whitewash these brown men and women, rid them of their savage, slavish ways, and repaint them in her own image.The Abused Wives of Westeros: A Song of Feminism in ‘Game of Thrones’|Amy Zimmerman|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I just wasn't cut out to be a whitewash salesman, so to speak.Bob Kurland, the First Player to Dunk, Was a Pioneer for Big Men|Kevin Fixler|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How could she have allowed herself to whitewash such monstrosity?
Tommy Bung was ready for the audience and had already fallen into a tub of whitewash.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
A tengu-painter makes a long-handled brush to whitewash the ceiling, by strapping it to his nose.Japanese Fairy World|William Elliot Griffis
Whitewash, a glass of sherry as a finale, after drinking port and claret.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Finally I owned up to myself that I'd made a mistake; the girl was a whitewashed tombstone and the whitewash was rubbing thin.Cape Cod Stories|Joseph C. Lincoln
1590s, "to wash a building surface with white liquid," from white + wash. Figurative sense of "to cover up, conceal" is attested from 1762. Related: Whitewashed; whitewashing. The noun is recorded from 1690s.