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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: expose /ɪkˈspəʊz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyexpose
he/she/itexposes
present participleexposing
past tenseexposed
past participleexposed

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  1. 1
    to allow something that is usually covered or hidden to be seen

    The melting snow exposed the spring flowers.

    Many people like to expose old floorboards.

  2. 2
    to fail to protect someone or something from something harmful or dangerous
    expose someone/something to something:

    Many of the soldiers had been exposed to radiation.

    Why do we still sunbathe when we know the dangers of exposing our skin to the sun?

    The sale exposed the company to widespread criticism.

  3. 3
    to deliberately make something publicly known because you believe that it is wrong or illegal

    The press helped to expose the appalling living conditions of the farm workers.

    expose someone/something as something:

    The videotape of the meeting exposed him as thoroughly corrupt (=showed that he was corrupt).

  4. 4
    formal to provide someone with the opportunity to experience new ideas, activities etc so that they can learn about them
    expose someone to something:

    Schools are again exposing children to the classics.

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