expose verb

1 uncover sth

ADV. completely, fully | briefly | suddenly | deliberately She lifted her chin in a gesture that deliberately exposed the line of her throat.

PREP. to These drawings must not be exposed to the air.

2 show the truth

ADV. fully | clearly a report which clearly exposes the weakness of the government's economic policy | publicly He was publicly exposed as a liar and a cheat. | cruelly He was outclassed by an Aston Villa side that cruelly exposed his lack of pace.

VERB + EXPOSE threaten to | seek to, try to

3 to sth harmful

ADV. directly | constantly The general public is constantly exposed to radiation. | regularly

PREP. to