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Definition 1: unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for leak in the sense of this definition

(leak is a kind of ...) the speech act of making something evident

Definition 2: the discharge of a fluid from some container - [noun denoting event]

Samples where leak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for leak in the sense of this definition

(leak is a kind of ...) the pouring forth of a fluid

Definition 3: an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape - [noun denoting object]

Samples where leak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one of the tires developed a leak

(leak is a kind of ...) an opening into or through something

Definition 4: a euphemism for urination - [noun denoting process]

Samples where leak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had to take a leak

Synonyms for leak in the sense of this definition

(leak is a kind of ...) the discharge of urine

(leak is used in the usage domain ...) an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

Definition 5: soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi - [noun denoting state]

(leak is a kind of ...) mushy or slimy decay of plants caused by bacteria or fungi

Definition 6: have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out - [verb of change]

Samples where leak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The container leaked gasoline
  • the roof leaks badly

(... is a kind of leak ) take in water at the bilge

"the tanker bilged"

(leak implies ...) go to pieces

"The lawn mower finally broke" "The gears wore out" "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

Definition 7: enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure - [verb of change]

Samples where leak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water leaked out of the can into the backpack
  • Gas leaked into the basement

(leak is a kind of ...) come out of

"Water issued from the hole in the wall" "The words seemed to come out by themselves"

Definition 8: tell anonymously - [verb of communication]

Samples where leak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news were leaked to the paper

(leak is a kind of ...) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

"The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold" "The actress won't reveal how old she is" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her" "unwrap the evidence in the murder case" "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"

(leak causes ...) be released or become known; of news

"News of her death broke in the morning"

Definition 9: be leaked - [verb of communication]

Samples where leak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news leaked out despite his secrecy

Synonyms for leak in the sense of this definition

(leak is a kind of ...) be released or become known; of news

"News of her death broke in the morning"

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