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Dictionary definition for: Leak

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

2. (v) tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"

3. (n) soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

4. (v) be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"

5. (n) a euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak"

6. (v) 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"

7. (n) 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"

8. (v) have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; "The container leaked gasoline" "the roof leaks badly"

9. (n) unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information

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