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Synonyms of leak

Noun


1. leak, hole

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

2. leak, soft rot

usage: soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

3. leak, wetting, making water, passing water, micturition, urination

usage: a euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak"

4. escape, leak, leakage, outflow, discharge, outpouring, run

usage: the 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"

5. leak, news leak, disclosure, revelation, revealing

usage: unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information

Verb


1. leak, unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out

usage: tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"

2. leak, leak out, break, get out, get around

usage: be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"

3. leak, issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress

usage: 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"

4. leak

usage: 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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