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leak·y

 (lē′kē)
adj. leak·i·er, leak·i·est
Permitting leaks or leakage: a leaky roof; a leaky defense system.

leaky

(ˈliːkɪ)
adj, leakier or leakiest
leaking or tending to leak
ˈleakiness n

leak•y

(ˈli ki)

adj. leak•i•er, leak•i•est.
allowing liquid, gas, etc., to enter or escape.
[1600–10]
leak′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.leaky - permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
permeable - allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through; "permeable membranes"; "rock that is permeable by water"
unseaworthy - unfit for a voyage
tight - of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
2.leaky - used informally; unable to retain urine
incontinent - not having control over urination and defecation
3.leaky - prone to communicate confidential informationleaky - prone to communicate confidential information
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray

leaky

adjective leaking, split, cracked, punctured, porous, waterlogged, perforated, holey, not watertight the cost of repairing the leaky roof
Translations
يَتَسَرَّبُ منه الماء
děravý
lækutæt
lyukas
lekur
deravý
kaçıransızdıran

leaky

[ˈliːkɪ] ADJ (leakier (compar) (leakiest (superl))) [roof] → con goteras; [pipe, container] → que gotea, con fugas; [boat] → que hace agua; [pen] → que pierde tinta

leaky

[ˈliːki] adj [pipe, bucket] → qui fuit, percé(e); [roof] → qui fuit; [shoe] → qui prend l'eau; [boat] → qui fait eau

leaky

adj (+er)undicht; boat alsoleck; the ministry has become rather leaky (fig inf)aus dem Ministerium sickert inzwischen einiges durch

leaky

[ˈliːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (pipe, bucket, roof) → che perde; (shoe) → che lascia passare l'acqua; (boat) → che fa acqua

leak

(liːk) noun
1. a crack or hole through which liquid or gas escapes. Water was escaping through a leak in the pipe.
2. the passing of gas, water etc through a crack or hole. a gas-leak.
3. a giving away of secret information. a leak of Government plans.
verb
1. to have a leak. This bucket leaks; The boiler leaked hot water all over the floor.
2. to (cause something) to pass through a leak. Gas was leaking from the cracked pipe; He was accused of leaking secrets to the enemy.
ˈleakage (-kidʒ) noun
(an act of) leaking. Leakages in several water-mains had been reported; a leakage of information.
ˈleaky adjective
a leaky boat.
References in classic literature ?
not only full of leaky casks, but those leaky casks are in a leaky ship; and that's a far worse plight than the Pequod's, man.
Much in the same manner ought that oligarchy to be established which is next in order: but as to that which is most opposite to a pure democracy, and approaches nearest to a dynasty and a tyranny, as it is of all others the worst, so it requires the greatest care and caution to preserve it: for as bodies of sound and healthy constitutions and ships which are well manned and well found for sailing can bear many injuries without perishing, while a diseased body or a leaky ship with an indifferent crew cannot support the [1321a] least shock; so the worst-established governments want most looking after.
I know no danger I am in," said I, "but that my ship is leaky, and I cannot find it out; but I intend to lay her aground to-morrow, to see if I can find it.
But if your superior culture gets leaky again -- " He did not complete the sentence, but he twirled his gleaming axe so carelessly that the Woggle-Bug looked frightened, and shrank away to a safe distance.
The water was trickling out of a leaky butt, and a most wretched cat was lapping up the drops with the sickly eagerness of starvation.
Ole lived in a leaky dugout somewhere at the edge of the settlement.
It would have been dangerous, however, to continue much longer at sea with such a crew of mutinous sailors; and, besides, the Rose Algier was leaky and unseaworthy.
He made home-life a burden for both my mother and me--and by home-life I mean, not the leaky nest in the tree, but the group-life of the three of us.
As a rule, the grammar was leaky and the construc- tion more or less lame; but I did not much mind these things.
There's no pleasure i' living if you're to be corked up for ever, and only dribble your mind out by the sly, like a leaky barrel.
Preparations were made to launch the canoes and embark in all haste, when it was found that they were too leaky to be put in the water, and that the oars had been left at the foot of the falls.
Everywhere was a thick litter of discarded and ragged garments, old sea-boots, leaky oilskins--all the worthless forecastle dunnage of a long voyage.