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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.
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leaky

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

adjective leaking, split, cracked, punctured, porous, waterlogged, perforated, holey, not watertight the cost of repairing the leaky roof
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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
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leaky

[ˈliːki] adj [pipe, bucket] → qui fuit, percé(e); [roof] → qui fuit; [shoe] → qui prend l'eau; [boat] → qui fait eau
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

leaky

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

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