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Noun: leak  leek
  1. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
    "one of the tires developed a leak"
     
  2. Soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
     
  3. A euphemism for urination
    "he had to take a leak";
    - wetting, making water, passing water
     
  4. The discharge of a fluid from some container
    "he had to clean up the leak";
    - escape, leakage, outflow
     
  5. Unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
    - news leak
Verb: leak  leek
  1. Tell anonymously
    "The news was leaked to the paper"
     
  2. Be leaked
    "The news leaked out despite his secrecy";
    - leak out
     
  3. Enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
    "Water leaked out of the can into the backpack"; "Gas leaked into the basement"
     
  4. Have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out
    "The container leaked petrol"; "the roof leaks badly"

Sounds like: leaf, lleak

Derived forms: leaked, leaking, leaks

Type of: break, bring out, come forth, come out, discharge, disclose, disclosure, discover, divulge, egress, emerge, expose, get around, get out, give away, go forth, hole, issue, lay bare, let on, let out, micturition, outpouring, reveal, revealing, revelation, run, soft rot, unwrap, urination

Encyclopedia: Leak