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Meaning & Definition of Leak in English

English

Leak

/lik/

noun

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

  • "One of the tires developed a leak"
    synonym:
  • leak

2. Soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

    synonym:
  • leak

3. A euphemism for urination

  • "He had to take a leak"
    synonym:
  • leak
  • ,
  • wetting
  • ,
  • making water
  • ,
  • passing water

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • escape
  • ,
  • leak
  • ,
  • leakage
  • ,
  • outflow

5. Unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information

    synonym:
  • leak
  • ,
  • news leak

verb

1. Tell anonymously

  • "The news were leaked to the paper"
    synonym:
  • leak

2. Be leaked

  • "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
    synonym:
  • leak
  • ,
  • leak out

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • leak

4. Have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out

  • "The container leaked gasoline"
  • "The roof leaks badly"
    synonym:
  • leak

Examples of using

There might be a gas leak in our house.
There's а leak in that pipe.
I can seal the leak.