expose (someone, something, or oneself) to (someone or something)

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expose (someone, something, or oneself) to (someone or something)

1. To bring someone, something, or oneself into contact with someone or something, often with negative consequences. Well, my mom is really sick, which means that we might have exposed the kids to the flu virus when we had her watch them last week. I created that bleached effect by exposing the film to the light. I try not to expose myself to too many news programs—it's too depressing.
2. To reveal private information to someone or something. If he exposed his true intentions to the board, he'd be fired for sure. She was arrested for exposing state secrets to a foreign agent.
3. To expose one's genitalia to someone. Almost always said of a man exposing his penis. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is always used. The video shows a man exposing himself to a woman in the parking lot.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Such confrontations can expose someone to threats, false accusations and even violence, all before a court has decided on their guilt.
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Severe burns to the skin expose someone to infections and fluid loss that can turn fatal.
For example, what does it really mean when one says that a publication is "likely to expose someone to hatred or contempt"?
But if I am correct that the law is more concerned with harm infliction than with blameworthiness, then the willingness of the criminal law to punish culpable risk creation supports the contention that to expose someone to risk is to harm him.
The recent arrests of three South Dakota men on charges of intentionally spreading HIV have refocused attention on laws that make it a crime to expose someone to the virus--and the question of whether these laws really make a difference.
You don't want to expose someone to in vitro fertilization prematurely."
Working right at an inserter head can also expose someone to noise sufficient to require hearing protection, although at 85 to 90 decibels it is not quite the problem in the packaging center that it can be in the pressroom.