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expose

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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exposeex‧pose /ɪkˈspəʊz $ -ˈspoʊz/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 showSHOW/LET somebody SEE something to show something that is usually covered or hidden 🔊 He lifted his T-shirt to expose a jagged scar across his chest.expose something to something 🔊 Potatoes turn green when exposed to light.see thesaurus at show2 to something dangerousRISK to put someone in a situation where they are not protected from something dangerous or unpleasantexpose somebody to something 🔊 The report revealed that workers had been exposed to high levels of radiation.expose yourself to ridicule/criticism etc (=say or do something that may make people laugh at you, criticize you etc)3 tell the truthSHOW/LET somebody SEE something to show the truth about someone or something, especially when it is bad 🔊 The film exposes the utter horror of war. 🔊 The report exposes the weaknesses of modern medical practice.expose somebody as something 🔊 The baron was exposed as a liar and a cheat.4 see/experienceEXPERIENCE to make it possible for someone to experience new ideas, ways of life etcexpose somebody to something 🔊 Some children are never exposed to classical music.5 expose yourself6 photographTCP to allow light onto a piece of film in a camera in order to take a photograph7 feelingsTELL A SECRET to show other people feelings that you usually hide, especially when this is not planned 🔊 I’m afraid I might expose my real feelings for him.
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exposeHe had his hands clasped behind his head and was leaning against the head-rest behind him so that his tanned throat was exposed.But what began in May 1998 as a skirmish over a remote stretch of border exposed a deep reservoir of bitterness.The boy lifted his T-shirt to expose a jagged scar across his belly.Two reporters exposed corruption in Philadelphia's court system.Because methodology is fully exposed, genuine defects may be revealed, or more frustratingly, discussion sidetracked away from implications.They threatened to expose him to the media unless he changed his ways.The receding tide had exposed huge expanses of sand.Her criminal activities were finally exposed in the Washington Post by political columnist Richard McCallum.Mike was thoroughly embarrassed at having exposed intimate details of his life, but his classmates rallied around him.I'm afraid to expose my innermost thoughts and emotions to anyone.The animal opened its mouth, exposing rows of sharp white teeth.And events since the Report have exposed the emptiness of any such expectation.The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that stable workers could have been exposed to as much as 190 times the acceptable daily intake.As nice and as genuine as they are, they were not exposed to real people.They can read, watch television, or snack while they are exposed to the light.expose something to somethingHorses' shoes break up the trails and leave them exposed to erosion.Flowers will develop only if the plants are exposed to sunlight daily.expose somebody to somethingChildren often aren't exposed to classical music.The test will tell you if you've been exposed to the virus.expose somebody as somethingGuillaume was exposed as an East German spy.
exposéex‧po‧sé /ekˈspəʊzeɪ $ ˌekspəˈzeɪ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TELL A SECRETa story in a newspaper or on television that shows the truth about something, especially something dishonest or shockingexposé of 🔊 an exposé of corrupt practices by lawyers
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exposé of"Through the Wire" is an exposé of human rights abuses in the U.S. prison system.
From Longman Business Dictionaryexposéex‧po‧sé /ɪkˈspəʊzeɪˌekspəˈzeɪ/ noun [countable] a newspaper article or a television programme which tells people the truth for the first time about something bad, or someone who has done something illegal, dishonest, or wronga sensational exposé of insider dealing and corruption in the Cityexposeex‧pose /ɪkˈspəʊz-ˈspoʊz/ verb [transitive]1to reveal the truth about someone or something that was hidden, especially when it involves something illegal, dishonest, or wrongHe achieved political prominence by exposing high-level corruption.2MARKETING to put goods in a place where people can see them or buy themThe products do not have to be exposed at the supplier’s premises.Instead of displaying so many high-definition TVs, they could expose the cheaper sets.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
expose
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyexpose
he, she, itexposes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyexposed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave exposed
he, she, ithas exposed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad exposed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill expose
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have exposed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam exposing
he, she, itis exposing
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you, we, theyare exposing
Past
I, he, she, itwas exposing
you, we, theywere exposing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been exposing
he, she, ithas been exposing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been exposing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be exposing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been exposing
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