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expose

verb [T] uk   /ɪkˈspəʊz/ us    /-ˈspoʊz/

expose verb [T] (UNCOVER)

to remove what is covering something so that it can be seen: The plaster on the walls has been removed to expose the original bricks underneath. He damaged his leg so badly in the accident that the bone was exposed. This photograph was under-/over-exposed (= too little/too much light was allowed to reach the film).expose yourself If a man exposes himself, he shows his sexual organs in a public place to people he does not know.
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expose verb [T] (MAKE PUBLIC)

B2 to make public something bad or dishonest: The review exposed widespread corruption in the police force. The newspaper story exposed him as (= showed that he was) a liar.
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