- percolate, as a liquid through the
pores of a substance or through small openings.
The latent rill, scare oozing through the grass. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
2. Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed out; his courage oozed out. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Ooze — may refer to: Ooze, class of pelagic sediments, or substance in it, at bottoms of lakes or oceans Oozes are deep ocean sediments containing at least 30% biogenous material. Published games: Titles: Ooze, game of Action 52 series The Ooze Game… … Wikipedia
Ooze — Ooze, n. [OE. wose, AS. wase dirt, mire, mud, akin to w?s juice, ooze, Icel. v[=a]s wetness, OHG. waso turf, sod, G. wasen.] 1. Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure. My son i the ooze is bedded. Shak.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Ooze — Ooze, v. t. To cause to ooze. Alex. Smith. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ooze — [n] liquid emitted alluvium, fluid, glop*, goo*, gook*, gunk*, mire, muck*, mud, silt, slime*, sludge; concepts 466,467 ooze [v] emit liquid bleed, discharge, drain, dribble, drip, drop, escape, exude, filter, flow, issue, leach, leak, overflow,… … New thesaurus
ooze — ooze1 [o͞oz] n. [ME wose < OE wos, sap, juice, akin to MLowG wose, scum < IE base * wes , wet: meaning infl. by OE wase, mire: see OOZE2] 1. an infusion of oak bark, sumac, etc., used in tanning leather 2. [< the v.] a) an oozing; gentle … English World dictionary
ooze — index exude, outflow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
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ooze — ► VERB 1) slowly trickle or seep out. 2) give a powerful impression of: she oozes sex appeal. ► NOUN 1) the sluggish flow of a fluid. 2) wet mud or slime, especially that found at the bottom of a river, lake, or sea. 3) an infusion of oak bark or … English terms dictionary
ooze — ooze1 /oohz/, v., oozed, oozing, n. v.i. 1. (of moisture, liquid, etc.) to flow, percolate, or exude slowly, as through holes or small openings. 2. to move or pass slowly or gradually, as if through a small opening or passage: The crowd oozed… … Universalium
ooze — v. 1) (d; intr.) to ooze from, out of; into (blood was oozeing from the wound) 2) (d; intr.) to ooze with (to ooze with charm) * * * [uːz] out of into (blood was oozeing from the wound) (d; intr.) to ooze from (d; intr.) to ooze with (to ooze… … Combinatory dictionary