ooze ooze  /ˈuz/


  1. (n) any thick, viscous matter
  2. (n) the process of seeping
  3. (v) pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
  4. (v) release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities


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  1. Every day the capital, Manila, creates 6,000 tons of trash, much of which festers in massive dumps where street children make a living picking through the ooze.
  2. It may never catch on with the general public, but there's no more better way for an environmentalist to go out than in an eco-conscious ooze of glory.
  3. Both of them watched red ooze from a real-looking wound.


  1. Movie zombies have staggered from slow to fast -- is smart next?

    In Brad Pitt's new movie, "World War Z," a soldier gives Pitt's character the lowdown on their undead opponent: Bullets to the body only slow them down, though head shots kill them. They sometimes ooze a kind of black tarry substance, and they love biting humans "like fat kids love Twix." And as filmgoers watch, they discover that these zombies can hear a Pepsi can drop a mile away, tackle like ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Philly man finds sinkhole filled with green ooze

    A Philadelphia man discovered a sinkhole in the street and saw something unexpected inside - a pool of greenish ooze.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 29 Philadelphia

  3. Philadelphia Man Finds Sinkhole Filled With Green Ooze

    A man checking out a sinkhole in a street saw something unexpected inside — a pool of what looked like green ooze.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS Philadelphia


  1. "I've learned not to fight it," Garnett said. "To just let it sort of ooze its way out and play. To let the adrenaline flow, let it run."
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Kevin Garnett Source: San Bernardino Sun

  2. "I'll probably just take the stage, hang around, and ooze sex appeal," Scarlett Johansson said of her upcoming perfomance for the troops in Iraq.
    on Aug 24, 2007 By: Scarlett Johansson Source: Bodog Beat

  3. "He's a product of the system. He's a player we've developed. You could see it ooze all over the field on Saturday," Callahan said. "We took a guy from a junior college and made him the Big 12 player of the year. Sam Keller was here for a...
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Bill Callahan Source: KETV.com

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