Definition of “ooze” - English Dictionary

“ooze” in British English

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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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ooze” in American English

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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/

(Definition of “ooze” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)