Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun leak

5 senses of leak

Sense 1
leak -- (an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a leak")
       => hole -- (an opening into or through something)

Sense 2
leak -- (soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi)
       => soft rot -- (mushy or slimy decay of plants caused by bacteria or fungi)

Sense 3
leak, wetting, making water, passing water -- (a euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak")
       => micturition, urination -- (the discharge of urine)

Sense 4
escape, leak, leakage, outflow -- (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")
       => discharge, outpouring, run -- (the pouring forth of a fluid)

Sense 5
leak, news leak -- (unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information)
       => disclosure, revelation, revealing -- (the speech act of making something evident)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb leak

4 senses of leak

Sense 1
leak -- (tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper")
       => unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out -- (make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case")

Sense 2
leak, leak out -- (be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy")
       => break, get out, get around -- (be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning")

Sense 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")
       => issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress -- (come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves")

Sense 4
leak -- (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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