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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 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 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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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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Asian Tribune contacted a leading Doctor in Sweden and sought clarification from him regarding milk oozing out through the nose and mouth of the infant.
After they light up, fatty goo starts oozing unpleasantly from the end of their cigarettes.
The limited-circulation scenario stems from the observation that the molten rock oozing from midocean ridges lacks much of the uranium, thorium, and other trace elements that spew from some aboveground volcanoes.
Oozing reddish-brown sap announced the mysterious killer's presence, then the tree's entire crown wilted and, seemingly overnight, it died.
Though the quirky lifts emerging effortlessly and unexpectedly signified the playful flirtation of this intricate partnership, the dancers appeared as comfortable oozing onto the ground as they did soaring into the air.
A ripening Camembert wedge, all oozing butteriness, sits atop a chunky rectilinear slab of what might be chalk or cement, which itself rests on four rather squashed mini-Camemberts--its "feet" (a pun on the odor?
Sometimes he imagines the bark of the Quercus agrifolia suddenly flecked with oozing, dark-hued droplets, though a closer look finds nothing amiss.
The figure's milky white eye appears to be oozing from its head.
As the King of the Gypsies in Don Q, he swaggers like an Ailey dancer of eighties vintage--just oozing animal sensuality.
Although Earth's inner core is solid iron, it may flow extremely slowly, its insides oozing out over millions of years, according to a new study of earthquake waves passing through the planet's heart.