Definition and Meanings for leak

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Part of Speech of leak

noun, verb, adjective, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of leak

akin to d. lek leaky, a leak, g. leck, icel. lekr leaky, dan. l leaky, a leak, sw. l; cf. as. hlec full of cracks or leaky. cf. leak, v.pos akin to d. lekken, g. lecken, lechen, icel. leka, dan. l, sw. l, as. leccan to wet, moisten. see leak, n.pos

Meaning of leak

as noun, verb

  • a crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe.
  • the entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
  • a loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
  • an act of urinating; -- used mostly in the phrase take a leak, i. e. to urinate.
  • the disclosure of information that is expected to be kept confidential; as, leaks by the white house staff infuriated nixon; leaks by the special prosecutor were criticized as illegal.

as adjective

  • leaky.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • to let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
  • to enter or escape, as a fluid, through a hole, crevice, etc.; to pass gradually into, or out of, something; -- usually with in or out.
  • No antonyms for leak

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