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whitewash

US [ˈhwaɪtˌwɑʃ]
UK [ˈwaɪtˌwɒʃ]
  • v.粉饰;掩饰;粉刷(墙壁等);刷石灰水
  • n.粉饰;掩盖;白涂料;完胜
  • Web涂白;涂脂抹粉;白色涂料
Simple Present:whitewashes  Present Participle:whitewashing  Past Tense:whitewashed  
whitewash
n.
1.
[u]
(粉刷用的)石灰水,白涂料a mixture of chalk or lime and water, used for painting houses and walls white
2.
[u][sing]
粉饰;掩盖an attempt to hide unpleasant facts about sb/sth
The opposition claimed the report was a whitewash.
反对派声称这份报告文过饰非。
3.
[c][ususing]
(informal)
(在体育比赛中接连击败对手的)全胜,完胜(in sport) a victory in every game in a series
a 7–0 whitewash
7:0 全胜
a whitewash victory
大获全胜
v.
1.
~ sth
粉刷(墙壁等);刷石灰水to cover sth such as a wall with whitewash
2.
~ sb/sth
掩饰;粉饰to try to hide unpleasant facts about sb/sth; to try to make sth seem better than it is
His wife had wanted to whitewash his reputation after he died.
他妻子在他死后本来想粉饰他的名声。
3.
~ sb/sth
(在系列比赛中)完全击败,完胜to defeat an opponent in every game in a series

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