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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exposed p. pr. & vb. n. Exposing.]
 1. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection.
    Those who seek truth only, freely expose their principles to the test, and are pleased to have them examined.   --Locke.
 2. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
    Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel.   --Shak.
 3. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor.
    You only expose the follies of men, without arraigning their vices.   --Dryden.
 4. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast
             frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"
             [syn: open]
      2: not covered with clothing; "her exposed breast" [syn: uncovered]