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English definition of “ooze”


verb [I/T]    /uz/
to flow slowly out through a small opening, or to slowly produce a liquid through such an opening: [I always + adv/prep] Sap oozed from the pine tree. [T] The wound oozed blood. [T] fig. The golfer was oozing confidence (= had a lot of confidence).
(Definition of ooze verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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