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"expose" in British English

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exposeverb [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 ​originalbricksunderneath. 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 ​sexualorgans in a ​publicplace 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 ​policeforce. The ​newspaperstory exposed him as (= ​showed that he was) a ​liar.
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exposénoun [C]

uk   /ekˈspəʊ.zeɪ/  us   /ˌek.spəˈzeɪ/
a ​publicreport of the ​facts about a ​situation, ​especially one that is ​shocking or has been ​keptsecret: Today's ​newspapercontains a ​searing exposé ofpolicecorruption.
(Definition of expose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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exposeverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈspoʊz/

expose verb [T] (BE SEEN)

to make something ​covered or ​hiddenable to be ​seen: The ​plaster was ​removed to expose the ​originalbrickwall.

expose verb [T] (SHOW THE TRUTH)

to ​publicly show that someone or something is ​bad or ​dishonest: He was exposed as a ​fraud and a ​liar.

expose verb [T] (BE HARMED)

to ​create a ​situation or a ​condition that makes someone ​likely to be harmed: His ​behavior on the Senate ​floor exposed him to ​ridicule. Be ​sureyourchildwearssunscreenwhenever she’s exposed to the ​sun.

expose verb [T] (GIVE OPPORTUNITY)

to ​createconditions that ​allow someone to have the ​opportunity to ​learn or ​experience new things: Kate was exposed to new ​ideas when she went to ​college.

exposénoun [C]

 us   /ˌek·spoʊˈzeɪ, -spə-/
a ​publicreport about a ​situation that is ​shocking or that has been ​keptsecret
(Definition of expose from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"expose" in Business English

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exposeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspəʊz/
to ​createconditions that ​allow someone the ​opportunity to do, learn, or ​experience something: expose sb/oneself to sth Some expose themselves to the ​equitymarket only ​indirectly, through ​insurance and ​pensionplans.
to make ​public something ​bad or dishonest: The ​audit exposed widespread ​corruption in the ​accountingdepartment.
MARKETING to put something where it can be easily seen: Make sure the new ​models are exposed in the ​window.

exposénoun [C]

(also expose) uk   /ekˈspəʊzeɪ/  us   /ˌekspəʊˈzeɪ/
a ​publicreport of the facts about a ​situation, especially one that is shocking or has been ​keptsecret: an exposé of sth Today's ​newspaper contains a searing exposé of ​insidertrading.
(Definition of expose from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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