UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈspəʊzd/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ik spōzd)

From the verb expose: (⇒ conjugate)
exposed is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. is exposed to the [elements, open air, outdoors]
  2. exposed to [high temperatures, strong winds, adverse conditions]
  3. her exposed skin was burned by the [sun, wind]
  4. an exposed roll of film
  5. an exposed [weakness, vulnerability]
  6. an exposed brick wall
  7. an exposed [criminal, hoax]
  8. [affected, destroyed] the exposed [areas, surfaces, parts]
  9. (potentially) exposed to [radiation, a dirty needle]
  10. [their position, the investment] is highly exposed
  11. a [house, property] on an exposed [cliff, hill]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. expose your [skin, face, eyes] to the sun
  2. expose to [high, low, freezing] temperatures
  3. the [politician, student, teacher] was exposed to [ridicule, criticism]
  4. exposed to [the elements, bad language]
  5. expose [film, a photograph]
  6. [do not, be careful not to, ensure you don't] expose (it) to [direct sunlight]
  7. [do not] expose (it) to [direct sunlight, high temperatures]
  8. [should, must] not be exposed to (direct) sunlight
  9. expose enemy [lines, positions, forces]
  10. the enemy [lines] were exposed
  11. exposed his true [identity, personality, nature]
  12. expose yourself to [scrutiny, investigation, questioning]
  13. [at risk, in danger] of exposing
  14. as exposed in [article, chapter, clause]
  15. feared being exposed (by)
  16. was exposed as a [fraud, liar, hoax, con trick]
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