From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ooze \Ooze\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Oozed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Oozing.] [Prov. Eng. weeze, wooz. See Ooze, n.]
   1. To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the
      pores of a substance or through small openings.
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            The latent rill, scare oozing through the grass.
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   2. Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed
      out; his courage oozed out.
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