an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
"one of the tires developed a leak"
soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
leak, wetting, making water, passing waternoun
a euphemism for urination
"he had to take a leak"
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"
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
leak, news leakverb
unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
"The news were leaked to the paper"
leak, leak outverb
"The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
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"
have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out
"The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"
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How to use leak in a sentence?
When you look at releases and leaks and they say, ‘ No, I did n’t do it. ’ Dianne Feinstein, did you leak ? , remember Dianne Feinstein answer ? Uh uh, uh, what ? No, no, I did n’t leak. Maybe she did n’t, but that was the worst body language I’ve ever seen.
In terms of reducing significant perivalvular leak, the rates are extremely low.
Here we are, it’s the morning, i was going to take a leak, start the day; that’s how you start the day. I walk in here and what do we have? A beautiful New Year’s snake. Holy shhhh…whoa. Oh, he’s got a big body. He’s got a real big body. Hey buddy, what are you doing? What are we gonna do?
We had no idea what had happened until our neighbor came and told us to leave because of the gas leak.
I used tissue from the inside of her nose to plug the leak, i also borrowed some abdominal fat ; it makes a great plugging agent in this location, so with just a tiny bit of fat, I was able to plug the leak.
Translations for leak
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- únik, díra, průsakCzech
- lecken, Stelle, durchsickern, Leck, leaken, tropfen, undichtGerman
- διαρροή, διαρρέωGreek
- gotera, vía, filtrar, rotura, filtración, agujero, pérdidaSpanish
- vuotaa, vuotoFinnish
- fuite, taupe, fuir, voie d'eauFrench
- szivárog, szivárogtatás, kiszivárogtat, csepeg, lékHungarian
- likar, likoIdo
- fuga, fessura, crepa, perdita, trapelare, percolare, dispersione, filtrare, infiltrazione, talpa, falla, far trapelare, perdereItalian
- 漏れる, 漏れ, 漏れ口, リークJapanese
- sūce, teceLatvian
- lek, lekkenDutch
- lekkasje, lekkeNorwegian
- przeciek, przeciekaćPolish
- vazar, vazador, vazamentoPortuguese
- утечка, течь, протечка, протекатьRussian
- làm rò rỉ, tiết lộVietnamese
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