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ooze 1

 (o͞oz)
v. oozed, ooz·ing, ooz·es
v.intr.
1. To flow or leak out slowly, as through small openings.
2. To disappear or ebb slowly: His courage oozed away.
3. To progress slowly but steadily: "Over grass bleached colorless by strong outback sun, the herd oozes forward" (Geraldine Brooks).
4. To exude moisture.
5. To emit a particular essence or quality: The house oozed with charm.
v.tr.
1. To give off; exude.
2. To emit or radiate in abundance: She oozes confidence.
n.
1. The act of oozing.
2. Something that oozes.
3. An infusion of plant material, as from oak bark, formerly used in tanning.

[Middle English wosen, from wose, juice, from Old English wōs; akin to Danish dialectal os.]

ooze 2

 (o͞oz)
n.
1. Soft mud or slime.
2. A layer of mudlike sediment on the floor of oceans and lakes, composed chiefly of remains of microscopic sea animals.
3. Muddy ground.

[From Early Modern English oase, ooze (probably influenced by ooze), from Middle English wose, from Old English wāse; akin to Danish dialectal vejs.]

ooze

(uːz)
vb
1. (intr) to flow or leak out slowly, as through pores or very small holes
2. to exude or emit (moisture, gas, etc)
3. (tr) to overflow with: to ooze charm.
4. (often foll by: away) to disappear or escape gradually
n
5. a slow flowing or leaking
6. (Tanning) an infusion of vegetable matter, such as sumach or oak bark, used in tanning
[Old English wōs juice]

ooze

(uːz)
n
1. a soft thin mud found at the bottom of lakes and rivers
2. (Geological Science) a fine-grained calcareous or siliceous marine deposit consisting of the hard parts of planktonic organisms
3. muddy ground, esp of bogs
[Old English wāse mud; related to Old French wāse, Old Norse veisa]

ooze1

(uz)

v. oozed, ooz•ing,
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.
3. (of a substance) to exude moisture.
4. (of something abstract, as courage) to appear or disappear slowly or imperceptibly (often fol. by out or away).
5. to display some characteristic or quality.
v.t.
6. to make by oozing.
7. to exude (moisture, air, etc.) slowly.
8. to display or dispense freely and conspicuously: to ooze charm.
n.
9. the act of oozing.
10. something that oozes.
11. an infusion of oak bark, sumac, etc., used in tanning.
[before 1000; Middle English wos(e), Old English wōs juice, moisture]

ooze2

(uz)

n.
1. a calcareous or siliceous mud composed chiefly of the shells of one-celled organisms.
2. soft mud or slime.
3. a marsh or bog.
[before 900; Middle English wose, Old English wāse mud]

ooze

- As in mud or slime, it traces back to an Old Norse word meaning "puddle, stagnant pool," and originally meant juice or sap from a plant or fruit.
See also related terms for slime.

ooze


Past participle: oozed
Gerund: oozing

Imperative
ooze
ooze
Present
I ooze
you ooze
he/she/it oozes
we ooze
you ooze
they ooze
Preterite
I oozed
you oozed
he/she/it oozed
we oozed
you oozed
they oozed
Present Continuous
I am oozing
you are oozing
he/she/it is oozing
we are oozing
you are oozing
they are oozing
Present Perfect
I have oozed
you have oozed
he/she/it has oozed
we have oozed
you have oozed
they have oozed
Past Continuous
I was oozing
you were oozing
he/she/it was oozing
we were oozing
you were oozing
they were oozing
Past Perfect
I had oozed
you had oozed
he/she/it had oozed
we had oozed
you had oozed
they had oozed
Future
I will ooze
you will ooze
he/she/it will ooze
we will ooze
you will ooze
they will ooze
Future Perfect
I will have oozed
you will have oozed
he/she/it will have oozed
we will have oozed
you will have oozed
they will have oozed
Future Continuous
I will be oozing
you will be oozing
he/she/it will be oozing
we will be oozing
you will be oozing
they will be oozing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been oozing
you have been oozing
he/she/it has been oozing
we have been oozing
you have been oozing
they have been oozing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been oozing
you will have been oozing
he/she/it will have been oozing
we will have been oozing
you will have been oozing
they will have been oozing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been oozing
you had been oozing
he/she/it had been oozing
we had been oozing
you had been oozing
they had been oozing
Conditional
I would ooze
you would ooze
he/she/it would ooze
we would ooze
you would ooze
they would ooze
Past Conditional
I would have oozed
you would have oozed
he/she/it would have oozed
we would have oozed
you would have oozed
they would have oozed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ooze - any thick, viscous matterooze - any thick, viscous matter    
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
sapropel - sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans
2.ooze - the process of seepingooze - the process of seeping    
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
exudation, transudation - the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes
Verb1.ooze - pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
course, flow, run, feed - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
2.ooze - release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
distil, distill - give off (a liquid); "The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound"
reek, fume - be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face
transpire - give off (water) through the skin
extravasate - geology: cause molten material, such as lava, to pour forth
stream - exude profusely; "She was streaming with sweat"; "His nose streamed blood"
gum - exude or form gum; "these trees gum in the Spring"
secrete, release - generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
froth - exude or expel foam; "the angry man was frothing at the mouth"

ooze

1
verb
1. seep, well, drop, escape, strain, leak, drain, sweat, filter, bleed, weep, drip, trickle, leach, dribble, percolate Blood was still oozing from the wound.
3. exude, emit, radiate, display, exhibit, manifest, gush, emanate, overflow with Graham positively oozed confidence.
noun
1. seepage, leak, leaking, discharge, drip, dripping, trickle, oozing, dribble, leakage, exudation His shirt was soaked through with the slow ooze of blood.

ooze

2
noun mud, clay, dirt, muck, silt, sludge, mire, slime, slob (Irish), gloop (informal), alluvium He thrust his hand into the ooze and brought out a large toad.

ooze

verb
To flow or leak out or emit something slowly:
noun
A viscous, usually offensively dirty substance:
Translations
سائِل، رَواسِب طينيَّهيَرْشَح، يَنِزيَنْزن يَسِح، يَسيل
siveslamudskille
eîja, leîjagefa frá sérvætla, seytla
dumblingaspalengva tekėtisrūti
dubļidūņaslēni iztecētlēni tecēt/sūkties
mokvaťvlhnúť
cıvık çamursızıp akmaksızmakyavaş yavaş akmak

ooze

[uːz]
A. Ncieno m, limo m; [of blood] → pérdida f, salida f
B. VI [liquid] → rezumar(se); [blood] → salir; (= leak) → gotear
C. VTrezumar (fig) → rebosar
the wound was oozing bloodla herida sangraba lentamente
he simply oozes confidencerebosa confianza
ooze away VI + ADVrezumarse
ooze out VI + ADVrezumarse

ooze

[ˈuːz]
vi [liquid] → suinter
vt [+ liquid] → exsuder
[+ charm, confidence] → déborder de
ooze out
vi [liquid, pus] → suinter

ooze

n
(of mud, glue, resin)Quellen nt; (of water, blood)Sickern nt, → Triefen nt
(= mud)Schlamm m
vi
(lit)triefen; (water, blood)sickern, triefen; (wound)nässen; (resin, mud, glue)(heraus)quellen
(fig) to ooze with charm/kindnessLiebenswürdigkeit/Güte verströmen; the house oozes with wealth or money/culturedas Haus verströmt eine Atmosphäre von Reichtum/Kultur; he stood there, charm oozing out of or from every poreer stand da, förmlich triefend vor Liebenswürdigkeit
vt
(aus)schwitzen, absondern; bloodtriefen von; my shoes were oozing waterdas Wasser quoll mir aus den Schuhen
(fig) charmtriefen von (pej), → verströmen; confidence, sex appealstrotzen von; insinceritystinken vor (+dat) (inf)

ooze

[uːz]
1. nmelma
2. vi (water) → filtrare; (gum, resin) → trasudare; (pus) → fuoriuscire
3. vt the wound oozed bloodla ferita stillava sangue
he simply oozes confidence (pej) → sprizza sicurezza da tutti i pori

ooze

(uːz) verb
1. to flow slowly. The water oozed through the sand.
2. to have (something liquid) flowing slowly out. His wound was oozing blood.
noun
liquid, slippery mud. The river bed was thick with ooze.
ˈoozy adjective

ooze

v. exudar, supurar.
References in classic literature ?
In men of his class, vigor and resolution are entirely a physical matter, and ooze out with the flowing of the blood; and the gigantic fellow really looked piteous in his helplessness.
When he had put up his things for the night he took out his flute, and blew at it, until I almost thought he would gradually blow his whole being into the large hole at the top, and ooze away at the keys.
There started up, from the gate, or from the rushes, or from the ooze (which was quite in his stagnant way), Old Orlick.
He recapitulated what he would no doubt call his arguments,--they sounded more like threats,--and as he spoke I saw dragons fighting for their dams in the primeval ooze, and heard savage trumpetings of masculine monsters without a name.
I saw the water ooze in at several crannies, although the leaks were not considerable, and I endeavoured to stop them as well as I could.
In green pavilions of warm trees The golden builders toil and sing; While swallows dip along the leas, And dabble in the ooze of Spring.
But some of us, regarding the ocean with understanding and affection, have seen it looking old, as if the immemorial ages had been stirred up from the undisturbed bottom of ooze.
He tried to rush away from the horrible place; even the baleful green light, thrown up through the gloomy well-shaft, was dying away as its source sank deeper into the primeval ooze.
The Temple, Chancery Lane, Serjeants' Inn, and Lincoln's Inn even unto the Fields are like tidal harbours at low water, where stranded proceedings, offices at anchor, idle clerks lounging on lop-sided stools that will not recover their perpendicular until the current of Term sets in, lie high and dry upon the ooze of the long vacation.
The only sound above our breathing was the sucking noise of our feet as we lifted them from the ooze of decaying flesh through which we crept.
No, the water did not blister us; it did not cover us with a slimy ooze and confer upon us an atrocious fragrance; it was not very slimy; and I could not discover that we smelt really any worse than we have always smelt since we have been in Palestine.
We sprang forward with desperate energy, and, standing in a bloody ooze, began to feel up and down the door and the sides of the passage.