Definitions for leak

Definitions for (noun) leak

Main entry: news leak, leak

Definition: unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information

Main entry: escape, outflow, leak, leakage

Definition: the discharge of a fluid from some container

Usage: they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe; he had to clean up the leak

Main entry: leak

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

Usage: one of the tires developed a leak

Main entry: leak, making water, passing water, wetting

Definition: a euphemism for urination

Usage: he had to take a leak

Main entry: leak

Definition: soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

Definitions for (verb) leak

Main entry: leak

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

Usage: The container leaked gasoline; the roof leaks badly

Main entry: leak

Definition: enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure

Usage: Water leaked out of the can into the backpack; Gas leaked into the basement

Main entry: leak, leak out

Definition: be leaked

Usage: The news leaked out despite his secrecy

Main entry: leak

Definition: tell anonymously

Usage: The news were leaked to the paper

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