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ooze

verb [I + adv/prep, T] uk   us   /uːz/
to flow slowly out of something through a small opening, or to slowly produce a thick sticky liquid: Blood was still oozing out of the wound. She removed the bandage to reveal a red swollen wound oozing pus. The waiter brought her a massive pizza oozing (with) cheese.figurative He oozes (= has a lot of) charm/confidence.

ooze

noun [U] uk   us   /uːz/
a thick brown liquid made of earth and water, found at the bottom of a river or lake: Many millions of years ago, our ancestors climbed out of the primeval ooze onto dry land.
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