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    leak - Dictionary definition and meaning for word leak

    Definition
    (noun) an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
    Example Sentence
    • one of the tires developed a leak
    Definition
    (noun) soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi Definition
    (noun) a euphemism for urination
    Example Sentence
    • he had to take a leak
    Definition
    (noun) the discharge of a fluid from some container
    Synonyms : escape , leakage , outflow
    Example Sentence
    • they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe
    • he had to clean up the leak
    Definition
    (noun) unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
    Synonyms : news leak
    Definition
    (verb) tell anonymously
    Example Sentence
    • The news were leaked to the paper
    Definition
    (verb) be leaked
    Synonyms : leak out
    Example Sentence
    • The news leaked out despite his secrecy
    Definition
    (verb) enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
    Example Sentence
    • Water leaked out of the can into the backpack
    • Gas leaked into the basement
    Definition
    (verb) have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out
    Example Sentence
    • The container leaked gasoline
    • the roof leaks badly
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