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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaknoun

    an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape

    "one of the tires developed a leak"

    Synonyms:
    news leak, outflow, passing water, wetting, leakage, escape, making water

  2. leaknoun

    soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

    Synonyms:
    news leak, outflow, passing water, wetting, leakage, escape, making water

  3. leak, wetting, making water, passing waternoun

    a euphemism for urination

    "he had to take a leak"

    Synonyms:
    wetting, making water, leakage, escape, news leak, outflow, passing water

  4. escape, leak, leakage, outflownoun

    the 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"

    Synonyms:
    leakage, evasion, escape cock, fountain, escapism, flight, safety valve, escape, spring, news leak, dodging, wetting, passing water, making water, effluence, relief valve, natural spring, efflux, escape valve, outpouring, outflow

  5. leak, news leakverb

    unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information

    Synonyms:
    wetting, making water, leakage, escape, news leak, outflow, passing water

  6. leakverb

    tell anonymously

    "The news were leaked to the paper"

    Synonyms:
    leak out

  7. leak, leak outverb

    be leaked

    "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"

    Synonyms:
    leak out

  8. leakverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    leak out

  9. leakverb

    have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out

    "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"

    Synonyms:
    leak out

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leaknoun

    Synonyms:
    fissure (letting a liquid in or out), chink, crevice, hole

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. leakverb

    Synonyms:
    percolate, filter, ooze

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How to use leak in a sentence?

  1. John Demers:

    Our investigators and prosecutors nationwide will continue to devote themselves to media leak cases in order to protect our nation from the threat posed by the rare intelligence community official who breaks his or her oath.

  2. Dearrick DeSaussure:

    I'm trying to get over the shooting of Walter Scott and now we're getting hit with this hand grenade, this atomic bomb. How do you explain this to yourself? This was a racially motivated shooting. It wasn't a gas leak.

  3. Drew Holden:

    CNN earning an award for coverage of the coronavirus outbreak, despite getting it wrong on masks, the lab leak hypothesis, transmission of the virus and more? ‘Nightline’ winning an award for the kidnapping plot of Governor Whitmer, which we’ve since come to find out involved more FBI agents and informants than actual perpetrators? You’ve got story after story listed for awards that not only got material facts wrong but for which other outlets did a far better job of getting the truth.

  4. Brett Callow:

    Ransomware is a multi-million-dollar problem for the education sector, but its impact is more than financial, attacks also disrupt kids' educations and cause personal information relating to both students and teachers to leak online.

  5. Elijah Cummings:

    Rather than drag out this political charade into 2016 and selectively leak portions of a closed-door interview, the Committee should schedule the public hearing, make her records public and re-focus its efforts on the attacks in Benghazi.


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