ooze Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ooze" in British English

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oozeverb [I + adv/prep, T]

uk   us   /uːz/
to ​flowslowly out of something through a ​smallopening, or to ​slowlyproduce a ​thickstickyliquid: Blood was still oozing out of the ​wound. She ​removed the ​bandage to ​reveal a ​redswollenwound oozing ​pus. The ​waiterbrought her a ​massivepizza oozing (with) ​cheese.figurative He oozes (= has a lot of)charm/​confidence.

oozenoun [U]

uk   us   /uːz/
a ​thickbrownliquid made of ​earth and ​water, ​found at the ​bottom of a ​river or ​lake: Many millions of ​years ago, ​ourancestorsclimbed out of the ​primeval ooze onto ​dryland.
(Definition of ooze from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ooze" in American English

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oozeverb [I/T]

 us   /uz/
to ​flowslowly out through a ​smallopening, or to ​slowlyproduce a ​liquid through such an ​opening: [I always + adv/prep] Sap oozed from the ​pinetree. [T] The ​wound oozed ​blood. [T] fig. The ​golfer was oozing ​confidence (= had a lot of ​confidence).

oozenoun [U]

 us   /uz/
soft, ​stickyearth
(Definition of ooze from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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