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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 leak /ˈlik/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Leak n.
 1. 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. “One leak will sink a ship.”
 2. The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
 3. Elec. A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
 To spring a leak, to open or crack so as to let in water; to begin to let in water; as, the ship sprung a leak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Leak, a. Leaky. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Leak, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaked p. pr. & vb. n. Leaking.]
 1. To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
 2. 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.
 To leak out, to be divulged gradually or clandestinely; to become public; as, the facts leaked out.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light
           etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a
      2: soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
      3: a euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak" [syn: wetting,
          making water, passing water]
      4: the unwanted 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" [syn: escape, leakage, outflow]
      5: unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of
         confidential information [syn: news leak]
      v 1: tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
      2: be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy" [syn: leak
      3: 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"
      4: have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or
         go out; "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks