- 1[intransitive, transitive] if a thick liquid oozes from a place, or if something oozes a thick liquid, the liquid flows from the place slowly ooze from/out of/through something ooze out Blood oozed out of the wound. ooze with something an ugly swelling oozing with pus ooze something The wound was oozing blood. a plate of toast oozing butter
- 2[transitive, intransitive] if someone or something oozes a particular characteristic, quality, etc., they show it strongly synonym exude ooze something She walked into the party oozing confidence. ooze with something His voice oozed with charm.
NAmE//uz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ooze
he / she / it oozes
past simple oozed
-ing form oozing