Definitions of leak

  1. the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container; " they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; " he had to clean up the leak"
  2. tell anonymously; " The news were leaked to the paper"
  3. unauthorized ( especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
  4. an accidental hole that allows something ( fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; " one of the tires developed a leak"
  5. a euphemism for urination; " he had to take a leak"
  6. soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
  7. have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; " The container leaks"
  8. be leaked; " The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
  9. have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; " The container leaked gasoline"; " the roof leaks badly"
  10. 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"
  11. 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.
  12. The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
  13. Leaky.
  14. To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
  15. A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
  16. 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.
  17. A hole or crack which lets anything, especially a fluid, in or out, contrary to intention.
  18. To let anything, especially a fluid, in or out through a hole or crack, when not intended; to become gradually, often unintentionally, public.
  19. A crack or hole in a vessel through which liquid may pass: the oozing of any fluid through an opening.
  20. To let any fluid into or out of a vessel through a leak.
  21. Crack or hole that allows fluid to pass.
  22. To let a fluid in or out; pass through a leak.
  23. To pass or allow to pass in or out undesignedly, as a liquid.
  24. An opening letting a fluid in or out undersignedly.
  25. Leakage.
  26. A crevice or tissure in a vessel through which liquid may pass; the oozing of a fluid through such.
  27. 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.
  28. A hole or other defect which permits the passage of a liquid; the oozing out of a fluid through a hole or a joint.
  29. 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. " They've sprung a leak. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. After marriage it might be allowed to leak out. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  6. But how does this news leak out? – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  7. 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
  8. The tree was not decayed to the top of the trunk; the rain, therefore, could not leak to the center, but in order to be protected completely, it was sufficient to raise and prop bark above both openings in such manner that it should form two eaves. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  9. 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
  10. We haven't got a leak, miss. – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  11. Has she sprung a leak? – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  12. 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)
  13. 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
  14. The leak securely patched, we pushed off for the land ice. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  15. Please address all communications to me under that name; otherwise the truth is sure to leak out. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  16. Bax instantly went below, and returned with the assurance that the leak was trifling. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. The gig has sprung a leak! – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  18. And when I'd fixed the leak- 'Thenk yer, Mr Wilson. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  19. A leak had been sprung in the Lepante by the collision with our yacht. – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  20. 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