oozes

present tense third-person singular of ooze
1
as in exudes
to flow forth slowly through small openings maple sap oozed slowly from the cut in the tree and into the bucket

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2
as in drags
to move slowly the line more or less oozes past the body lying in state, as mourners are not allowed to pause

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“Oozes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oozes. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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