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whitewash

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1 to dismiss as of little importance

  • refused to whitewash the governor's chronic disregard for the truth
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close one's eyes to, forgive and forget

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2 to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses

  • don't try to whitewash your rudeness by claiming that you were having a bad day
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