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  1. [noun] an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a leak"

  2. [noun] soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

  3. [noun] a euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak"
    Synonyms: wetting, making water, passing water

  4. [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

  5. [noun] unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
    Synonyms: news

  6. [verb] tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"

  7. [verb] be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
    Synonyms: out

  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"

  9. [verb] have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"


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