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expose sb to sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with expose   /ɪkˈspəʊz/ us    /-ˈspoʊz/
B2 to make it likely that someone will experience something harmful or unpleasant: About 800,000 children are exposed to poisons each year. It is feared that people living near the power station may have been exposed to radiation.
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