Associations to the word «Leak»


LEAK, noun. A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape.
LEAK, noun. The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture.
LEAK, noun. A divulgation, or disclosure, of information previously held secret.
LEAK, noun. The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurs.
LEAK, noun. A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation, or the point where it occurs.
LEAK, noun. (computing) The gradual loss of a system resource caused by failure to deallocate previously reserved portions.
LEAK, noun. (vulgar) (slang) (especially with the verb "take") An act of urination.
LEAK, verb. To allow fluid to escape or enter something that should be sealed.
LEAK, verb. To reveal secret information.
LEAK, adjective. (obsolete) Leaky.
LEAK OUT, verb. (intransitive) To come out of, because of a leak
LEAK OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to be revealed (especially, of information intended to be kept secret)

Dictionary definition

LEAK, noun. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a leak".
LEAK, noun. Soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi.
LEAK, noun. A euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak".
LEAK, noun. 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".
LEAK, noun. Unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information.
LEAK, verb. Tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper".
LEAK, verb. Be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy".
LEAK, verb. 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".
LEAK, verb. Have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.