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