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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.

leak

(liːk)
n
1.
a. a crack, hole, etc, that allows the accidental escape or entrance of fluid, light, etc
b. such escaping or entering fluid, light, etc
2. spring a leak to develop a leak
3. something resembling this in effect: a leak in the defence system.
4. (Electronics) the loss of current from an electrical conductor because of faulty insulation, etc
5. a disclosure, often intentional, of secret information
6. the act or an instance of leaking
7. a slang word for urination. See urination
vb
8. to enter or escape or allow to enter or escape through a crack, hole, etc
9. (when: intr, often foll by out) to disclose (secret information), often intentionally, or (of secret information) to be disclosed
10. (Physiology) (intr) a slang word for urinate
[C15: from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse leka to drip]
ˈleaker n

leak

(lik)

n.
1. an unintended hole, crack, or the like, through which liquid, gas, light, etc., enters or escapes: a leak in the roof.
2. an act or instance of leaking.
3. any means of unintended entrance or escape.
4. the loss of electric current from a conductor, usu. resulting from poor insulation.
5. a disclosure of secret, esp. official, information by an unnamed source.
v.i.
6. to let a liquid, gas, light, etc., enter or escape, as through an unintended hole or crack.
7. to pass in or out in this manner.
8. to become known unintentionally (usu. fol. by out).
v.t.
9. to let (liquid, gas, light, etc.) enter or escape: This camera leaks light.
10. to allow to become known, as information given out covertly.
Idioms:
take a leak, Slang: Usu. Vulgar. to urinate.
[1375–1425; late Middle English leken, liken]

leak


Past participle: leaked
Gerund: leaking

Imperative
leak
leak
Present
I leak
you leak
he/she/it leaks
we leak
you leak
they leak
Preterite
I leaked
you leaked
he/she/it leaked
we leaked
you leaked
they leaked
Present Continuous
I am leaking
you are leaking
he/she/it is leaking
we are leaking
you are leaking
they are leaking
Present Perfect
I have leaked
you have leaked
he/she/it has leaked
we have leaked
you have leaked
they have leaked
Past Continuous
I was leaking
you were leaking
he/she/it was leaking
we were leaking
you were leaking
they were leaking
Past Perfect
I had leaked
you had leaked
he/she/it had leaked
we had leaked
you had leaked
they had leaked
Future
I will leak
you will leak
he/she/it will leak
we will leak
you will leak
they will leak
Future Perfect
I will have leaked
you will have leaked
he/she/it will have leaked
we will have leaked
you will have leaked
they will have leaked
Future Continuous
I will be leaking
you will be leaking
he/she/it will be leaking
we will be leaking
you will be leaking
they will be leaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been leaking
you have been leaking
he/she/it has been leaking
we have been leaking
you have been leaking
they have been leaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been leaking
you will have been leaking
he/she/it will have been leaking
we will have been leaking
you will have been leaking
they will have been leaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been leaking
you had been leaking
he/she/it had been leaking
we had been leaking
you had been leaking
they had been leaking
Conditional
I would leak
you would leak
he/she/it would leak
we would leak
you would leak
they would leak
Past Conditional
I would have leaked
you would have leaked
he/she/it would have leaked
we would have leaked
you would have leaked
they would have leaked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leak - an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escapeleak - an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a leak"
hole - an opening into or through something
2.leak - soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
soft rot - mushy or slimy decay of plants caused by bacteria or fungi
3.leak - a euphemism for urinationleak - a euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak"
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
micturition, urination - the discharge of urine
4.leak - the discharge of a fluid from some containerleak - 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"
outpouring, discharge, run - the pouring forth of a fluid
5.leak - unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
disclosure, revealing, revelation - the speech act of making something evident
Verb1.leak - tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
2.leak - be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
get around, get out, break - be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
3.leak - 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"
egress, come forth, emerge, go forth, come out, issue - come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
4.leak - have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"
take in water, bilge - take in water at the bilge; "the tanker bilged"

leak

verb
1. escape, pass, spill, release, discharge, drip, trickle, ooze, seep, exude, percolate The pool's sides had cracked and the water had leaked out.
2. disclose, tell, reveal, pass on, give away, make public, divulge, let slip, make known, spill the beans (informal), blab (informal), let the cat out of the bag, blow wide open (slang) He revealed who had leaked a confidential police report.
noun
1. leakage, leaking, discharge, drip, oozing, seepage, percolation It's thought a gas leak may have caused the blast.
2. hole, opening, crack, puncture, aperture, chink, crevice, fissure, perforation a leak in the radiator
3. disclosure, exposé, exposure, admission, revelation, uncovering, betrayal, unearthing, divulgence Serious leaks involving national security are likely to be investigated.

leak

verb
Informal. To be made public.Also used with out:
Translations
تَسَرُّبتَسْريب أخْبارشِق أو مَسْرَبيَتَسَرَّبُيَدْلِف، يَتَسَرَّبُ منه الماء
unikatvyzraditdírapropouštětprozrazení
lække=-læklæklækage
vuotaavuoto
curenjecuriti
áteresztcsepegkiszivárgáskiszivárogtatlék
gat, lekilekaleki
漏れる漏れ口
새는 곳새다
ištekėjimaskiaurasnuotėkisslaptos informacijos išdavimassunktis
izpaustnoplūdenoplūstplūstsūce
prezradenieunikanieunikať
puščatirazkritirazpokauhajanjeuhajati
läcka
การรั่วรั่ว
lỗ thủngrò rỉ

leak

[liːk]
A. N
1. (= hole) (in roof) → gotera f; (in pipe, radiator, tank) → rotura f; (in boat) → vía f de agua
see also spring B1
2. (= escape) [of gas, water, chemical] → escape m, fuga f
3. (fig) [of information, document] → filtración f
see also security B
4. to go for or have or take a leakechar una meada, mear
B. VI
1. (= be leaky) [roof] → tener goteras; [pipe, radiator, tank] → gotear, tener una fuga; [boat] → hacer agua; [pen] → perder tinta
her shoes leakedle entraba agua en or por los zapatos
the window is leaking a bitentra un poco de agua por la ventana
my pen has leaked onto my shirtme ha caído tinta del bolígrafo en la camisa
2. (= escape) radioactive gas was leaking from a reactorhabía un escape or fuga de gas radiactivo en un reactor
water was leaking through the roofentraba agua por el tejado, goteaba agua del tejado
C. VT
1. [+ liquid] (= discharge) → perder; (= pour out) → derramar
a tanker has leaked oil into the Baltic Seaun petrolero ha derramado petróleo al mar Báltico
it is feared that these weapons could leak plutoniumse teme que se produzca un escape de plutonio de estas armas
2. (fig) [+ information, document] → filtrar (to a) his letter was leaked to the presssu carta se filtró a la prensa
leak in VI + ADV [liquid] → entrar
leak out VI + ADV
1. (lit) [gas, liquid] → salirse
2. (fig) [secret, news, information] → filtrarse

leak

[ˈliːk]
n
[liquid, gas] → fuite f
a gas leak → une fuite de gaz
(= hole) (in roof, pipe, container, boat)fuite f
The roof has got a leak → Le toit a une fuite.
to spring a leak [pipes, roof] → se mettre à fuir; [boat] → subir une voie d'eau
The boat had sprung a leak → Le bateau avait subi une voie d'eau.
(= disclosure) [information, document] → fuite f
There has been a security leak
BUT Il y a eu des brèches dans les systèmes de sécurité.
vi
[pipe, container, roof] → fuir; [shoes] → prendre l'eau
The roof leaked → Le toit fuyait.
[liquid, gas] → s'échapper
vt
[+ liquid, gas] → perdre
[+ information, document] → divulguer
A civil servant was imprisoned for leaking a document to the press → Un fonctionnaire a été emprisonné pour avoir divulgué le document à la presse.
The story was leaked to the press
BUT Il y a eu des fuites dans la presse à propos de l'affaire.
leak out
vi
[liquid, gas] → fuir
[information] → filtrer
Tales of this kind leak out from time to time → Des récits de ce genre filtrent de temps en temps.

leak

n
(= hole)undichte Stelle; (in container) → Loch nt; (Naut) → Leck nt; to have a leakundicht sein; (bucket etc)laufen, lecken; my pen has a leakmein Kugelschreiber läuft aus or ist nicht dicht; there’s a leak in the gas pipedie Gasleitung ist undicht; the rain is coming in through a leak in the roofes regnet durchs Dach herein
(= escape of liquid)Leck nt; a gas leakeine undichte Stelle in der Gasleitung; the tunnel was flooded because of the leaksder Tunnel wurde vom eindringenden Wasser überflutet; a faulty joint caused a gas leakdurch die fehlerhafte Verbindung strömte Gas aus
(fig)undichte Stelle; there was a leak of informationes sind Informationen durchgesickert; a security/news leakeine undichte Stelle; the news leak may have been the result of carelessnessdie Nachricht kann aufgrund or auf Grund einer Unachtsamkeit durchgesickert sein; a leak to the presseine Indiskretion der Presse gegenüber; they wanted to break the news gently by a series of leaks to the presssie wollten die Nachricht langsam an die Presse durchsickern lassen
(inf) to go for a leak, to have a leakpissen gehen (vulg)
vt
(lit)durchlassen; fuelverlieren; that tank is leaking acidaus diesem Tank läuft Säure aus; the tanker had leaked its contents into the riverder Tankerinhalt war in den Fluss gelaufen
(fig) information, story, planszuspielen (to sb jdm); secretverraten (to sb jdm)
vi
(ship, receptacle, pipe)lecken; (roof)undicht or nicht dicht sein; (pen)auslaufen, undicht sein
(gas)ausströmen, entweichen; (liquid)auslaufen; (= ooze out)tropfen (from aus); water is leaking (in) through the roofWasser tropft or sickert durch das Dach, es regnet durch (das Dach durch); to leak awayauslaufen

leak

[liːk]
1. n (in pipe) → perdita, fuoriuscita; (in boat) → falla; (in roof, wall) → infiltrazione f; (of gas) → fuga, perdita, fuoriuscita (fig) (of information) → fuga di notizie
to have or take a leak (fam) → andare al bagno, andare a far pipì
2. vi (roof, bucket) → perdere; (ship) → far acqua; (shoes) → lasciar passare l'acqua
water was leaking into the cellar → l'acqua si stava infiltrando nella cantina
3. vt (liquid) → gocciolare, perdere (fig) (information) → divulgare
leak out vi + adv (liquid) → uscire (fuori); (gas) → esalare, uscire (fig) (news) → trapelare

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.

leak

تَسَرُّب, يَتَسَرَّبُ trhlina, unikat lækage, lække Leck, lecken διαρρέω, διαρροή escape, tener un escape vuotaa, vuoto fuir, fuite curenje, curiti perdere, perdita 漏れる, 漏れ口 새는 곳, 새다 lek, lekken lekkasje, lekke przeciec, przeciek fuga, gotejar, rombo, vazar давать течь, утечка läcka การรั่ว, รั่ว sızdırmak, sızıntı lỗ thủng, rò rỉ , 漏洞

leak

n. [of gas] escape; [water] gotera, filtración; [to ___ out] salirse, derramarse, escaparse.