take a leak


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leak

 (lēk)
v. leaked, leak·ing, leaks
v.intr.
1. To permit the escape, entry, or passage of something through a breach or flaw: rusted pipes that were beginning to leak; a boat leaking at the seams.
2. To escape or pass through a breach or flaw: helium leaking slowly from the balloon.
3. To become publicly known through a breach of secrecy: The news has leaked.
v.tr.
1. To permit (a substance) to escape or pass through a breach or flaw: a damaged reactor leaking radioactivity into the atmosphere.
2. To disclose without authorization or official sanction: leaked classified information to a reporter.
n.
1. A crack or flaw that permits something to escape from or enter a container or conduit: fixed the leak in the roof.
2.
a. The act or instance of leaking.
b. An amount leaked: equipment used in cleaning up oil leaks.
3. An unauthorized or a deliberate disclosure of confidential information: "Sometimes we can't respond to stories based on leaks" (Ronald Reagan).
4.
a. Loss of electric current as a result of faulty insulation.
b. The path or place at which this loss takes place.
Idiom:
take a leak Vulgar Slang
To urinate.

[Middle English leken, probably from Middle Dutch lēken.]

leak′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.take a leak - eliminate urinetake a leak - eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
urinate - pass after the manner of urine; "The sick men urinated blood"
wet - make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; "This eight year old boy still wets his bed"
stale - urinate, of cattle and horses
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
ca-ca, crap, defecate, take a crap, take a shit, shit, stool, make - have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
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