1. [ noun ] an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape

"one of the tires developed a leak"

Related terms: hole
2. [ verb ] (news) tell anonymously

"The news were leaked to the paper"

Related terms: disclose break
3. [ noun ] (biology) a euphemism for urination
Synonyms: making_water passing_water wetting

"he had to take a leak"

Related terms: micturition
4. [ noun ] (medicine) soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
Related terms: soft_rot
5. [ noun ] the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container
Synonyms: leakage outflow escape

"they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe" "he had to clean up the leak"

Related terms: discharge escape
6. [ verb ] (news) be leaked
Synonyms: leak_out

"The news leaked out despite his secrecy"

Related terms: break
7. [ verb ] have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out

"The container leaked gasoline" "the roof leaks badly"

Related terms: bilge break
8. [ 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"

Related terms: issue escape
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4391
10. [ noun ] unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
Synonyms: news_leak
Related terms: disclosure
Similar spelling:   Leake