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.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{To leak out}, to be divulged gradually or clandestinely; to become public; as, the facts leaked out. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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