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: to deprive of shelter, protection, or care : subject to risk from a harmful action or condition
expose troops needlessly
has not yet been exposed to measles
: to submit or make accessible to a particular action or influence
expose children to good books
especially : to subject (a sensitive photographic film, plate, or paper) to radiant energy
: to abandon (an infant) especially by leaving in the open
: to make known : bring to light
expose a shameful secret
: to disclose the faults or crimes of
expose a murderer
exposé2 of 2
variants or less commonly expose
: a formal statement of facts
Verb The shingles had fallen off, exposing the wood underneath. Undercover investigators exposed the scam. They threatened to expose him. Noun a newspaper exposé of government corruption The show aired an exposé on the candidate's financial indiscretions.
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VerbAim to expose your money tree to bright, indirect sunlight six hours a day, and only water it when the soil is dry. —Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 19 Mar. 2023 The changes, implemented under former President Donald Trump, lifted the asset threshold for banks required to undergo stress tests to expose a bank's vulnerabilities in times of economic turmoil. —Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 16 Mar. 2023 Instead, the film’s personal and social obstacles expose Aronofsky’s schematic method. —Armond White, National Review, 15 Mar. 2023 The school will incorporate the Explore Pathways model, which is meant to expose students to different careers. —Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 14 Mar. 2023 Many on the right say that attacking the LGBTQ community is a means to protect children, but their actions actually expose people—including children—to violence. —Tori Otten, The New Republic, 14 Mar. 2023 These errors, called extravasations or infiltrations, can affect the procedure and expose healthy tissue to potentially high doses of radiation. —Daniel Fass And David Townsend, STAT, 14 Mar. 2023 The parades and meeting new people because you really get expose to a lot of new opportunities. —oregonlive, 10 Mar. 2023 Doncic is masterful at manipulating defenses to expose poor frontcourt defense and thrived last season in a No. 1-seed upset over the Phoenix Suns. —Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 10 Mar. 2023
NounPart 2 of the expose reveals just how close Jones is with past and present members of the extremist group the Proud Boys. —Will Carless, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2023 In an interview with SPIN about the book, the guitarist forwent the salacious expose for a psychological study on himself. —Spin Staff, SPIN, 18 Jan. 2023 The reversal, confirmed to the Free Press by Ford CEO Jim Farley, happened in real time as the expose was ready to publish. —Detroit Free Press, 7 Jan. 2023 Los Angeles Times expose revealed the organization had no Black members among its ranks, and alleged that some voters had received gifts from productions. —Marisa Dellatto, Forbes, 11 Jan. 2023 In 2021 the Los Angeles Times did an expose on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the body that votes on who wins a Golden Globe. —Allyson Portee, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 The Daily Caller picked up Campbell's expose later that day, essentially reposting his whole piece. —Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 5 June 2012 If what the Times says is true, this is the sort of expose that is going to cause an uproar. —Chris Mooney, Discover Magazine, 27 Feb. 2011 Brendan Maher’s sabotage expose and David Adams’s interview with Phil Jones. —Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 25 Dec. 2010 See More
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