Leak

Definition of Leak

Pronunciation: lēkt
take a leak, i. e. to urinate.
n.1.A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe.
2.The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
3.(Elec.) A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
4.an act of urinating; - used mostly in the phrase
5.The disclosure of information that is expected to be kept confidential; as, leaks by the White House staff infuriated Nixon; leaks by the Special Prosecutor were criticized as illegal.
To spring a leak
to open or crack so as to let in water; to begin to let in water; as, the ship sprung a leak.
a.1.Leaky.
v. i.1.To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
[imp. & p. p. Leaked (lēkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Leaking.]
2.To enter or escape, as a fluid, through a hole, crevice, etc.; to pass gradually into, or out of, something; - usually with in or out.
To leak out
to be divulged gradually or clandestinely; to become public; as, the facts leaked out.

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