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Definitions of leak

  1. tell anonymously; " The news were leaked to the paper"
  2. unauthorized ( especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
  3. an accidental hole that allows something ( fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; " one of the tires developed a leak"
  4. a euphemism for urination; " he had to take a leak"
  5. soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
  6. have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; " The container leaks"
  7. be leaked; " The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
  8. 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"
  9. 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.
  10. The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
  11. Leaky.
  12. To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
  13. A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
  14. 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.
  15. A hole or crack which lets anything, especially a fluid, in or out, contrary to intention.
  16. To let anything, especially a fluid, in or out through a hole or crack, when not intended; to become gradually, often unintentionally, public.
  17. A crack or hole in a vessel through which liquid may pass: the oozing of any fluid through an opening.
  18. To let any fluid into or out of a vessel through a leak.
  19. Crack or hole that allows fluid to pass.
  20. To let a fluid in or out; pass through a leak.
  21. To pass or allow to pass in or out undesignedly, as a liquid.
  22. An opening letting a fluid in or out undersignedly.
  23. Leakage.
  24. A crevice or tissure in a vessel through which liquid may pass; the oozing of a fluid through such.
  25. To let water or other liquor into or out of a vessel through a leak. To spring a leak, to open or crack so as to let in water. To leak out, to find vent; to escape privately.
  26. To let a liquid out of any vessel through a hole or defective part; to let water in through a joint or defective part, as a ship leaks.

Usage examples for leak

  1. Strange secrets of curiosity, of impertinence, of malice, of love, leak out in this way. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  2. But how does this news leak out? – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  3. The gig has sprung a leak! – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  4. And when I'd fixed the leak- 'Thenk yer, Mr Wilson. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  5. A leak had been sprung in the Lepante by the collision with our yacht. – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  6. When he came home Mary asked, " Did you stop the leak?" – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  7. Under no possible consideration must it leak out that a Cabinet Minister had been speculating so heavily, and lost to such an extent, that nothing but an immense sum of money could save him from disgrace, bankruptey, and ruin. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  8. Bax instantly went below, and returned with the assurance that the leak was trifling. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. And they wanted to get rid of Mrs. Downey's Inn so there would be no possible danger of a leak. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  10. " They've sprung a leak. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  11. We haven't got a leak, miss. – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  12. It seems there was a leak in this dam, and the water was rushing through with so strong a suction that it seemed certain death for a diver to go near enough to stop the leak. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  13. Then rather more loudly than was necessary, Ship sprung a leak that neither the captain, nor I, nor anybody could find, to stop. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  14. Please address all communications to me under that name; otherwise the truth is sure to leak out. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  15. After marriage it might be allowed to leak out. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  16. Leak out my secret to a second fellow, you double my risks." – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  17. To increase our misfortunes, the ship sprung a leak, and made so much water that we could scarcely keep her free. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
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