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1. leak

verb. ['ˈliːk'] tell anonymously.

Synonyms

  • reveal
  • get out
  • disclose
  • let on
  • divulge
  • get around
  • bring out
  • unwrap
  • let out
  • discover
  • break
  • expose

Antonyms

  • enliven
  • validate
  • continue
  • conform to

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word leak


1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn the water on and see if there's still a leak from beneath the base plate.

2. Verb, base form
At times the drain or fill plug will leak.

3. Adjective
All parts of your car's fuel system have to be leak proof and safely fastened to the vehicle.

Quotes containing the word leak


1. A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life's gas-pipe with a lighted candle.
- P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

2. You don't fix a man the way you do a fault in a pipe or a leak in a roof. You take him as he is, Mary Brenna, or you don't take him at all...adjustments can't be all made on one side, darling, else the balance goes off and what's being built just falls down.
- Nora Roberts, Tears of the Moon

3. Sitting calmly on a ship in fair weather is not a metaphor for having faith; but when the ship has sprung a leak, then enthusiastically to keep the ship afloat by pumping and not to seek the harbor--that is the metaphor for having faith. (Concluding Unscientific Postscript)
- Søren Kierkegaard

2. leak

noun. ['ˈliːk'] an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.

Antonyms

  • sheathe

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. leak

noun. ['ˈliːk'] the discharge of a fluid from some container.

Synonyms

  • escape
  • discharge
  • outpouring
  • leakage
  • outflow

Antonyms

  • file in
  • enter
  • pop in
  • stand still

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. leak

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

Antonyms

  • play down

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. leak

noun. ['ˈliːk'] a euphemism for urination.

Synonyms

  • passing water
  • wetting
  • urination
  • micturition

Antonyms

  • pull in
  • confront
  • pack
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. leak

verb. ['ˈliːk'] enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure.

Synonyms

  • emerge
  • come forth
  • come out
  • issue
  • go forth

Antonyms

  • lose
  • function
  • stay
  • unify

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. leak

verb. ['ˈliːk'] have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out.

Synonyms

  • wear out
  • bilge
  • bust
  • wear
  • take in water
  • break

Antonyms

  • disappear
  • discourage
  • wrap
  • cover

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. leak

noun. ['ˈliːk'] unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information.

Synonyms

  • disclosure
  • revelation
  • revealing

Antonyms

  • hide
  • log in
  • dock
  • get on

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. leak

verb. ['ˈliːk'] be leaked.

Synonyms

  • leak out
  • get around
  • break

Antonyms

  • respect
  • explode
  • begin
  • promote

Etymology

  • leken (Middle English (1100-1500))
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