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Engelsk navneord: whitewash

1. whitewash (om begivenhed) a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score

Mindre specifikke termerdefeat, licking

2. whitewash (om genstand) wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

Mindre specifikke termerwash

3. whitewash (om handling) a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects

Mindre specifikke termerclearing

Engelsk udsagnsord: whitewash

1. whitewash (om opfattelse) cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningLet's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin.
She tried to gloss over her mistakes.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)gloss over, hush up, sleek over

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Mindre specifikke termercover, cover up

2. whitewash (om relation) cover with whitewash

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWhitewash walls.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerwash

Mere specifikke termercalcimine

3. whitewash (om kommunikation) exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Mindre specifikke termeracquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate

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