whitewash

whitewash(
wayt
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wash
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make something lighter)
a. encalar
I'd like to whitewash our stucco walls.Me gustaría encalar nuestras paredes de estuco.
b. enjalbegar
Please don't spill anything on the patio! I just whitewashed it!Por favor, no derrames nada en el patio. Lo acabo de enjalbegar.
c. blanquear
I want to whitewash the fence again. It's looking dirty.Quiero blanquear la valla de nuevo, se ve sucia.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to cover something)
a. encubrir
The official is whitewashing his relationship with Russia.El funcionario está encubriendo su relación con Rusia.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sports)
a. dejar a cero
The British whitewashed the Iranian team in a historic victory.Los británicos dejaron al equipo iraní a cero en una victoria histórica.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (solution for making something lighter)
a. la cal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I'm going to paint the bricks with whitewash.Voy a pintar los ladrillos con cal.
b. la lechada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Some contractors are painting the school with whitewash.Unos contratistas están pintando la escuela con lechada.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(cover for something)
a. el encubrimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The unemployment rate is high, and this falsified jobs report is just a whitewash.El nivel de desempleo es alto, y este informe sobre empleo alterado es solo un encubrimiento.
b. la tapadera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I know he's cheating on me, and that story about visiting his sister is just a whitewash.Sé que me está engañado, y esa historia sobre visitar a su hermana es solo una tapadera.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sports)
a. la paliza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The game was a whitewash. The losing team looked very ashamed.El partido fue una paliza. El equipo perdedor parecía muy avergonzado.
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whitewash
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la cal f, lechada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fig)
a. el encubrimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. encalar
4. (fig)
a. encubrir
whitewash [ˈwaɪtwɒʃ]
noun
1 cal (f); jalbegue (m)
2 encubrimiento (m)
transitive verb
1 encalar; enjalbegar
2 encubrir
3 (Dep) dejar en blanco; dar un baño a (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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