Crossword clues for leak
- Boon for an investigative journalist
- Release Г la Edward Snowden
- Pipeline problem
- Ceiling stain's cause
- An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
- Soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
- A euphemism for urination
- The unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container
- Unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
- Security trouble
- Possible tire trouble
- Skipper's headache
- Boatman's headache
- D.C. security breach
- Drip, say
- Titanic problem
- News source, sometimes
- Deep Throat, e.g.
- Secrecy problem
- White House worry
- White House problem
- Inform surreptitiously
- Escape gradually
- Unauthorized revelation
- Source of many news items
- Publicize covertly
- Let out surreptitiously
- Problem in D.C. or at sea
- News source of sorts
- Escape route of a kind
- Frequent source of Washington news
- Escaping fluid
- Spill the beans
- Need a caulking
- News spill
- Waterbed mishap
- Dam nuisance
- Boating problem
- Escape hole
- Pipe hole
- Washington story, maybe
- Plumber's concern
- Washington news source, maybe
- Security breach
- Job for a plumber
- Betrayal of sorts
- Reporter's news source
- Deep throat
- Breach of secrecy
- Aquarist's annoyance
- Faucet failure
- Patch's place
- Pipe problem
- Plumbing problem
- Security lapse
- Roof problem
- Puddle cause
- Security concern
- Boater's worry
- Breach of security
- Unofficial news source
- Little hole, maybe
- Faucet fault
- Reason to call a plumber
- Puddle's cause, maybe
- News source, perhaps
- Tap trouble
- Newshawk's source, often
- Drip from a pipe, e.g.
- Unauthorized preview, say
- Scuba diver's worry
- Unexpected info source
- Tap mishap
- Unauthorized disclosure
- Publicist's headache
- Puddle producer, perhaps
- Julian Assange posting
- Tip for a reporter, maybe
- Lapse in secrecy
- Hiss cause
- Not keep a secret
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Leak \Leak\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaked (l[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Leaking.] [Akin to D. lekken, G. lecken, lechen, Icel. leka, Dan. l[ae]kke, Sw. l["a]cka, AS. leccan to wet, moisten. See Leak, n.]
To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
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.
Leak \Leak\, a.
Leak \Leak\ (l[=e]k), n. [Akin to D. lek leaky, a leak, G. leck, Icel. lekr leaky, Dan. l[ae]k leaky, a leak, Sw. l["a]ck; cf. AS. hlec full of cracks or leaky. Cf. Leak, v.]
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.''
The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
(Elec.) A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
an act of urinating; -- used mostly in the phrase
take a leak, i. e. to urinate. [vulgar]
The disclosure of information that is expected to be kept confidential; as, leaks by the White House staff infuriated Nixon; leaks by the Special Prosecutor were criticized as illegal.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to let water in or out" [Johnson], late 14c., from Middle Dutch leken "to drip, to leak," or from Old Norse leka, both of them related to Old English leccan "to moisten" (which did not survive into Middle English), all from Proto-Germanic *lek- "deficiency" (cognates: Old High German lecchen "to become dry," German lechzen "to be parched with thirst"), from PIE root *leg- "to dribble, trickle." The figurative meaning "come to be known in spite of efforts at concealment" dates from at least 1832; transitive sense first recorded 1859. Related: Leaked; leaking.
late 15c., from leak (v.) or Old Norse cognate leki. Sense of "revelation of secret information" is from 1950. Meaning "act of urination" is attested from 1934 ("Tropic of Cancer"); but the verb meaning "to piss" is from 1590s: "Why, you will allow vs ne're a Iourden, and then we leake in your Chimney." ["I Hen. IV," II.i.22]
(context obsolete English) leaky. n. 1 A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape. 2 The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture. 3 A divulgation, or disclosure, of information previously held secret. 4 The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurs. 5 A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation, or the point where it occurs. 6 (context computing English) The gradual loss of a system resource caused by failure to deallocate previously reserved portions. 7 (context vulgar slang especially with the verb "take" English) An act of urination. v
1 To allow fluid to escape or enter something that should be sealed. 2 To reveal secret information.
v. tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy" [syn: leak out]
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"
have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"
n. an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a leak"
soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information [syn: news leak]
A leak is a way for fluid to escape a container.
Leak may also refer to:
- LEAK, a brand name for high-fidelity audio equipment
- Leak (film), a 2000 Dutch thriller
- The Leak (2007), a recording by hip hop artist Lil Wayne
- Internet leak, a release of confidential information on the Internet
- News leak
- Slang term for urination
- Slang term for the drug phencyclidine (PCP)
- Leak (surname), a list of people with the family name Leak or Leaks
Leak is a 2000 Dutch thriller film directed by Jean van de Velde.
A leak is a way (usually an opening) for fluid to escape a container or fluid-containing system, such as a tank or a ship's hull, through which the contents of the container can escape or outside matter can enter the container. Leaks are usually unintended and therefore undesired. The word leak usually refers to a gradual loss; a sudden loss is usually called a spill.
Sometimes the word "leak" is used in a figurative sense. For example, in a news leak secret information becomes public.
Leak or Leaks is the surname of:
- Bill Leak (born 1956), Australian cartoonist and painter
- Bill Leak (sportsman) (1917–2007), Australian rules footballer and cricketer
- Bruce Leak, American inventor and entrepreneur
- Chris Leak (born 1985), American former football quarterback
- Hector Leak (1887–1976), British statistician
- James Leak, 19th century English bare-knuckle prize fighter
- John Leak (1892–1972), Australian First World War recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Maysa Leak (born 1966), American jazz singer better known simply as Maysa
- Manny Leaks (born 1945), American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association player
- Roosevelt Leaks (born 1953), African-American college football and National Football League player, member of the College Football Hall of Fame
Usage examples of "leak".
Loiterers assembled, but no one came to draw the vehicle, and by degrees the dismal truth leaked out that the three coolies who had been impressed for the occasion had all absconded, and that four policemen were in search of them.
Especially since the initial diagnosis in each case was a hereditary vascular malformation, one being a Berry aneurysm, or sacular weakening of an artery that was leaking blood, and the other a capsular angioma, same as Kathleen Sullivan had.
The fact that the Argyle treasures were to be removed, had leaked to the public, though the time of such removal had remained a strict secret.
The audio feed was full of the high-pitched whistle of a substantial leak.
Chapter 12 John the Baptist, the mighty prophet of Israel, strained his vision toward the last rays of sunset which leaked through the solitary aperture in his dungeon wall.
Neither of you has so much as a single blemish -- unless constantly leaking breasts should be so considered!
The bottoms of the holes were directly on the caulking groove and the pounding of the drill usually drove the caulking back, so that the leak became dry or nearly so after the holes were drilled.
Then the colors leaked away one by one, chroma weakening: purple-blue, manganese violet, discord, cobalt blue, doubt, affection, chrome green, chrome yellow, raw sienna, contemplation, alizarin crimson, irony, silver, severity, compassion, cadmium red, white.
The aqueous humor leaks into the anterior chamber from nets of capillaries in the ciliary body and out again through a small duct near the point where the iris meets the cornea.
The Discovery leaked black diesel smoke from its rusty anus and the inappropriate pale blue clunky interior designed by Sir Terence Conran was filthy and falling to bits, but Cicely felt it would do the job.
Through its coagulation, the blood also closes leaks in the small blood vessels.
Worst leaks look to be primary coolant, and the radiation level in the reactor compartment is climbing.
Not sure where it was from but I isolated both loops with the main coolant cutout valves and the leak stopped.
The coolant inventory in the core was dangerously low from the previous fast leak from the starboard loop.
The leak had dumped one coolant loop of highly radioactive water to the reactor compartment bilges.