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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.
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We are under sealed or ders, anyway, and we don't want any risk of our plans leaking out.
John's) abandoned, leaking after weather, 46 151 N.
The men sat huddled up trying not to stir, so as to warm the water that had trickled to their bodies and not admit the fresh cold water that was leaking in under their seats, their knees, and at the back of their necks.
22 June 2017 - Leaking information on mergers and acquisitions deals before any public announcement of the transaction added an extra USD 21m to the average value of deals announced in 2016 that leaked, according to new research from Intralinks, a business of Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
IR thermography can be used to visualize and detect the temperature gradient between the leaking component, which is cooled down by the decompression of the air, and its surroundings.
The City plans to replace any service lines that are leaking.
Some are obvious - the leaking radiator valve or missing roof tiles but it's never these that I'm asked to look at.
A spontaneous leak will cause a change in the pressure wave even when only small volumes begin leaking.
According the information been given by the American scientist nearly 35 thousand barrel oil is leaking to the Gulf of Mexico.
These leaking pipes can cause serious damage as the water rises to the surface of the foundation.
As you can see from this list of leaking molds, the worst actor (6169) accounted for six mold stoppages, so here is a good place to start.
1 : to enter or escape or let enter or escape through an opening usually by accident <Fumes were leaking in.