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expose (one)self

To show one's genitals in a public setting. A: "Did you hear that someone got busted for exposing himself at the mall?" B: "No! I'm really glad I stayed home today."
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someone or an animal to a disease; to place someone or an animal near a source of a disease Try to expose your children to chicken pox while they are young. It's horrible when you are an adult. He accidentally exposed his sheep to an infected animal.

expose someone or something to someone or something

to show someone or something to someone or something. You should not expose the children to violent movies at their age. Do not expose the film to the light.
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expose something (or oneself) to someone or something

to disclose someone's or something's secrets to someone or a group. He exposed his inner thoughts to everyone there. She refused to expose herself to the ears of the curious and ceased talking. He exposed himself to the public when he revealed his involvement in the arms sale.
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References in classic literature ?
no wonder their constitutions broke down under the hardships to which they were exposed.
Not for an instant had the raider exposed a square inch of his body, and Werper dared not fire his one remaining shot unless every chance of a successful hit was in his favor.
With nose serrulated by continuous spasms, hair bristling in recurrent waves, tongue whipping out like a red snake and whipping back again, ears flattened down, eyes gleaming hatred, lips wrinkled back, and fangs exposed and dripping, he could compel a pause on the part of almost any assailant.
Seedlings from the same fruit, and the young of the same litter, sometimes differ considerably from each other, though both the young and the parents, as Muller has remarked, have apparently been exposed to exactly the same conditions of life; and this shows how unimportant the direct effects of the conditions of life are in comparison with the laws of reproduction, and of growth, and of inheritance; for had the action of the conditions been direct, if any of the young had varied, all would probably have varied in the same manner.
When a deviation appears not unfrequently, and we see it in the father and child, we cannot tell whether it may not be due to the same original cause acting on both; but when amongst individuals, apparently exposed to the same conditions, any very rare deviation, due to some extraordinary combination of circumstances, appears in the parent--say, once amongst several million individuals--and it reappears in the child, the mere doctrine of chances almost compels us to attribute its reappearance to inheritance.
If I have exposed myself to it, in vain, let it be so; but if you and he should ever meet again, do me justice.
Officers might be exposed indirectly and will need care similar to that described below for subjects intentionally sprayed with OC.
Rolled NRL condoms, which are often stored unpackaged for several weeks before packaging and distribution, may well be exposed to sufficient levels of ozone to initiate cracking.
These potential vectors of HIV are the reason we need an adequate epidemiological response through finding and notifying those individuals who may be unwittingly exposed to infected people.
On "60 Minutes" in 1995, John Deutch, then deputy defense secretary, said troops had never been exposed to chemical agents "in any widespread way"
They get projected around the globe into the jet stream, where we all get exposed to them.
One group was prenatally exposed to cocaine and the other group was not.
With the engine removed, do not leave the transmission exposed to the elements.
April 2005: Boeing releases a study saying workers exposed to radiation or toxic chemicals may have been more likely to develop leukemia or lung cancer than those who were not exposed, but the overall work force did not suffer higher cancer rates.
A number of these compounds were identified as neurotoxicants when individuals were exposed to high doses during occupational accidents or childhood poisonings.