leak

  • 1 Leak — (l[=e]k), n. [Akin to D. lek leaky, a leak, G. leck, Icel. lekr leaky, Dan. l[ae]k leaky, a leak, Sw. l[ a]ck; cf. AS. hlec full of cracks or leaky. Cf. {Leak}, v.] 1. A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets… …

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  • 2 LEAK — is the brand name for high fidelity audio equipment made by H. J. Leak Co. Ltd, of London, England. The company was founded in 1934 by Harold Joseph Leak and was sold to the Rank Organisation in January 1969. During the 1950s and 60s, the company …

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  • 3 leak — leak·age; leak·er; leak·i·ness; leak·less; leak·man; leak; …

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  • 4 leak|y — «LEE kee», adjective, leak|i|er, leak|i|est. having a leak or leaks; full of leaks; leaking: »The ship was leaky and very much disabled (Daniel Defoe). – …

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  • 5 Leak — Leak, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leaked} (l[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaking}.] [Akin to D. lekken, G. lecken, lechen, Icel. leka, Dan. l[ae]kke, Sw. l[ a]cka, AS. leccan to wet, moisten. See {Leak}, n.] 1. To let water or other fluid in or out through …

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  • 6 leak — Ⅰ. leak UK US /liːk/ verb ► [I or T] if a liquid or gas leaks, or is allowed to leak, from a pipe or container, it escapes through an opening: »Textile chemicals leaking from a container started a fire in a cargo compartment. »The ship leaked an… …

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  • 7 leak — ► VERB 1) accidentally allow contents to escape or enter through a hole or crack. 2) (of liquid, gas, etc.) escape or enter accidentally through a hole or crack. 3) intentionally disclose (secret information). 4) (of secret information) become… …

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  • 8 leak — [lēk] vi. [ME leken < ON leka, to drip < IE base * leg , to drip, trickle, LACK, OIr legaim, (I) dissolve, Welsh llaith, damp] 1. to let a fluid substance out or in accidentally [the boats leaks] 2. to enter, or escape accidentally from, an …

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  • 9 Leak — Leak, a. Leaky. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 leak — verb. The transitive meaning ‘to disclose (secret information) intentionally’ is, apart from an isolated example of 1859, a 20c use, although the practice is doubtless a lot older. It is related to, if not a development of, the phrasal verb to… …

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  • 11 leak — [n] opening; seepage through opening aperture, chink, crack, crevice, decrease, destruction, detriment, drip, drop, escape, expenditure, exposure, fissure, flow, hole, leakage, leaking, loss, outgoing, percolation, pit, puncture, short circuit,… …

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  • 12 leak — index decrement, divulge, exude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 LEAK — X Environmental Corporation (Business » NASDAQ Symbols) …

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  • 14 Leak — A leak is a hole or other opening, usually unintended and therefore undesired, in a container or fluid containing system, such as a tank or a ship s hull, through which the contents of the container can escape or outside matter can enter the… …

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  • 15 leak — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 small hole/crack VERB + LEAK ▪ have ▪ The boat had a small leak. ▪ develop, spring ▪ The pipe has sprung a leak. ▪ …

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  • 16 leak — leak1 [ lik ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive if an object or container leaks or if it leaks something, liquid or gas comes out of it through a hole or crack: The roof is still leaking. If the boiler is broken, it may be leaking dangerous… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 leak */ — I UK [liːk] / US [lɪk] verb Word forms leak : present tense I/you/we/they leak he/she/it leaks present participle leaking past tense leaked past participle leaked 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] if an object or container leaks, or if it leaks… …

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  • 18 leak — I n. 1) to spring a leak 2) to plug, stop a leak II v. 1) (B) ( to divulge ) they leaked the news to the press 2) (d; intr.) ( to enter by flowing ) to leak into (water leaked into the basement) 3) (D; intr.) ( to escape by flowing ) to leak out… …

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  • 19 leak — leak1 S3 [li:k] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old Norse; Origin: leka] 1.) [I and T] if a container, pipe, roof etc leaks, or if it leaks gas, liquid etc, there is a small hole or crack in it that lets gas or liquid flow through ▪ The roof is leaking in… …

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  • 20 leak — [[t]li͟ːk[/t]] ♦♦♦ leaks, leaking, leaked 1) V ERG If a container leaks, there is a hole or crack in it which lets a substance such as liquid or gas escape. You can also say that a substance such as liquid or gas leaks from a container. The roof… …

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