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ooze from

1. To seep, trickle, or poor slowly out of something. After eating so much junk food all day, it felt like grease was just oozing from my pores. Toxic sludge oozed from the containers dumped in the park by the energy company.
2. Of some trait or characteristic, to overflow out of someone. Charisma just seems to ooze from her. Style and class oozed from him like a fashion model.
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ooze out

To seep or pour slowly out of someone or something. Used especially of viscous liquids. I tried to apply pressure to the wound, but blood just kept oozing out. It looks like toxic sludge is oozing out now! What do we do?
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ooze out of (someone or something)

To seep or pour slowly out of someone or something. Used especially of viscous liquids. After eating so much junk food all day, it felt like grease was just oozing out of my pores. He sat on the curb, blood oozing out of him as he waited for the ambulance. Toxic sludge oozed out of the containers dumped in the park by the energy company.
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ooze with (something)

1. To have some substance seep, trickle, or pour slowly out. The large metal drums oozed with toxic waste. The pastry was oozing with a delicious cream filling.
2. To overflow or abound with something. She just oozes with charisma and positivity. The famous actor oozes with sex appeal in his latest role.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

ooze (out) (from someone or something)

 and ooze out (of someone or something)
to seep out of someone or something. The heavy oil oozed out from the hole in the barrel. Some blood was oozing out of his nose.

ooze with something

 
1. Lit. to flow or seep with something; to be covered with some oozing substance. The wound oozed with blood. The roast beef oozed with juices.
2. Fig. [for someone] to exude an ingratiating or insincere manner. The used-car salesman oozed with insincerity. The young woman oozed with charm.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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OOZE FACTOR: Butter found its way all the way through SCORE: 4/5 Kingsmill 6 Square Crumpets, Tesco, PS1 | | COOKED to perfection in the toaster as slightly thinner than traditional crumpets - good crispy top and side with a nice squishy centre.
One Super Sun-sational Hot Summer Day, Pig walked to Muddy Ooze. He lay buried in mud up to his wrinkled, pink chin.
OOZE FACTOR: Butter found its way all the way through SCORE: 4/5 Kingsmill 6 Square Crumpets, Tesco, PS1 | Cooked to perfection in the toaster as slightly thinner than traditional crumpets - good crispy top and side with a nice squishy centre.
Tommy Lee Jones, playing the director of L.A.'s Office of Emergency Management, tries to head off the lava as it bubbles up through the La Brea Tar Pits, an active geological site that normally oozes gummy oil.
(At this writing, they were still awaiting results.) Other students are investigating claims that a local family discovered sludgy, orange ooze seeping into their basement, possibly from the landfill site.
As these bacteria consume the ooze's organic carbon, which comes primarily from the decayed remains of marine organisms, they produce waste products that include negatively charged ions.
The seafloor sediments in place at the time contained tiny living marine organisms, called dinoflagellates, which spend part of their life cycle in a cyst buried in ocean-floor ooze. Those cysts, which are made of a waxlike material, typically have delicate protrusions.
These ingredients may instead be washed or blown into rivers, lakes, and oceans where they eventually settle out of the water into mud and ooze that may dry.
Many examples of Zoophycos suggest that the animals making them lived beneath the surface of the ocean floor's ooze, constructed layers of the burrow along food-rich zones, and stored fecal pellets.
Sperm of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ooze around like amoebas instead of swimming like, say, human sperm.
Congratulations on the fine article "Jiggling the cosmic ooze." What a pity Congress didn't have your article before it scrapped the Super Collider.
Once the ooze settled, it may have blanketed a region as large as 3.9 million square kilometers on the deep ocean floor--an area more than twice the size of Alaska.
The males dribble urine, and temple glands ooze what smells like coal tar.
Ryan Schmalz oozes with style as his grip just oozes.