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oozeverb [I/T]

us   /uz/
to flow slowly out through a small opening, or to slowly produce a liquid through such an opening: [I always + adv/prep] Sap oozed from the pine tree. [T] The wound oozed blood. [T] fig. The golfer was oozing confidence (= had a lot of confidence).

oozenoun [U]

us   /uz/
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oozeverb [I + adv/prep, T]

uk   /uːz/ 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.

oozenoun [U]

uk   /uːz/ us   /uːz/
(Definition of ooze from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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