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(insep) (gas, smoke, blood, tears) When
something oozes out, it appears or leaks; it flows slowly.
was oozing out from the wound.
Open out.- 1 (insep) When something opens out, it spreads;
it becomes wider; it unfolds.
- Open out the discussion so that students can contribute to the discussion using personal experience.
Open up [Open something up].- When you open up or open something up, you open it.
- Police! Open up!
- They're opening up new
stores in many parts of the country.
(insep) When you opt in, you choose to join something. Opt out
- Customers can opt in to the programme at a level that suits them.
(insep) When you opt out, you choose to leave a system or operate independently. Opt in
- The contract allowed him to opt out after two years
Order about, order around [Order somebody about, order somebody around].- When you order somebody about, you give them too many
orders in an unpleasant way.
- What really gets
me is the way he thinks he can order me about.
Order in [Order somebody in].-
When you order somebody in, you order them to enter a place. Order out
- The army was ordered in to disperse the demonstrators.
Order off [Order somebody off].- When a referee orders a player off, they order the player
to leave the field.
- Taxis in a dangerous condition have been ordered off the road following random safety checks.
Order out [Order somebody out].- When you order somebody out, you order them to leave. Order in
- One of the defense lawyers was ordered out of the court for disrupting trial sessions.
(insep) When you own up, you admit a fault or having done something wrong.
- In the old days, if the guilty student didn't
own up, all the class was punished.