- a lime and water mixture for painting walls and fences bright white.
- 1952: For walls plaster gave a smooth white surface; or if it was not sufficiently white, or had become discoloured, it could be brightened up with a coat of whitewash or paint. — L.F. Salzman, Building in England, p. 157.
- A victory without reply
- to paint over with a lime and water mixture so as to brighten up a wall or fence.
- The houses looked very bright when they whitewashed the whole neighborhood.
- to cover over errors or bad actions.
- In his sermon, the minister didn't try to whitewash over the sins of his church.
- (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning to hold a team pointless
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