Pronunciation: lēkt
take a leak, i. e.tourinate.
n.1.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.
2.The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
3.(Elec.) A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
4.an act of urinating; - used mostly in the phrase
5.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.
v. i.1.To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
[imp. & p. p. Leaked (lēkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Leaking.]
2.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.
Noun1.Leakleak - an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a leak"
2.leak - soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
3.leak - a euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak"
4.Leakleak - 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: leakage, outflow, escape
5.leak - unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
Synonyms: news leak
Verb1.leak - tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
2.leak - be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
Synonyms: leak out
3.leak - 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 - have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"
(programming)leak - With a qualifier, one of a class of resource-management bugs that occur when resources are not freed properly after operations on them are finished, so they effectively disappear (leak out). This leads to eventual exhaustion as new allocation requests come in.

One might refer to, say, a "window handle leak" in a window system.

See memory leak, fd leak.
To see a leak in your dream, signifies great loss and distress for you. You are wasting your energy on fruitless endeavours. Alternatively, the dream may indicate some repressed feelings emerging from your unconscious.abysm, abyss, aperture, arroyo, babble, babbling, be indiscreet, be revealed, be unguarded, become known, betray, betray a confidence, betrayal, blab, blabber, blabbering, blabbing, blurt, blurt out, box canyon, breach, break, breakout, broaching, canyon, cavity, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, clearing, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, come out, come to naught, come to nothing, communication leak, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crevasse, crevice, cut, cwm, dead giveaway, defile, deliverance, delivery, dell, dike, discharge, disclose, disclosure, dissipate, distill, distillation, ditch, divulgation, divulge, divulgement, divulgence, divulging, donga, draw, dripping, drippings, drop, emergence, escape, escapism, evasion, evulgation, excavation, extravasate, extrication, exudation, exude, fault, fenestra, fissure, fistula, flaw, flight, flume, fontanel, foramen, fracture, freeing, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gat, getaway, give away, giveaway, go to pot, go to seed, go to waste, gorge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, hiatus, hole, hollow, incision, indiscretion, inform, inform on, inlet, interval, issuance, issue, jailbreak, joint, kloof, lacuna, laying open, leak away, leak out, leakage, leaking, let drop, let fall, let slip, letting out, liberation, make known, make public, moat, notch, nullah, obvious clue, ooze, oozing, opening up, orifice, out, outlet, pass, passage, passageway, peach, pore, prisonbreak, puncture, rat, ravine, release, rent, rescue, reveal a secret, revelation, riddance, rift, rime, run to seed, run to waste, rupture, scissure, seam, seep, seepage, seeping, setting-free, sing, slit, slot, space, spill, spill the beans, split, squeal, stoma, stool, talk, tattle, tattle on, tear, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, telltale, telltale sign, throwing open, transpire, trench, trickle, trill, uncorking, unstopping, unwitting disclosure, valley, vent, void, wadi, weep, yawn
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