leak+out

  • 1 leak out — {v. phr.} To become known; escape. * /The famous beauty queen tried to keep her marriage a secret, but news of it soon leaked out./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 leak out — {v. phr.} To become known; escape. * /The famous beauty queen tried to keep her marriage a secret, but news of it soon leaked out./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 leak out — verb be leaked (Freq. 4) The news leaked out despite his secrecy • Syn: ↑leak • Derivationally related forms: ↑leak (for: ↑leak), ↑leaker ( …

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  • 4 leak out — v. (D; intr.) to leak out to (the news leaked out to the press) * * * [ liːk aʊt] (D; intr.) to leak out to (the news leak outed out to the press) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 5 leak out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms leak out : present tense I/you/we/they leak out he/she/it leaks out present participle leaking out past tense leaked out past participle leaked out to become known by the public News leaked out that he was… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 leak out — phr verb Leak out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑news, ↑radiation, ↑word …

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  • 7 leak out — Synonyms and related words: appear, be revealed, become known, break forth, break out, break through, come forth, come out, come to light, debouch, distill, dribble, drip, drop, emerge, erupt, exit, find vent, get out, issue, issue forth, leak,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 8 leak\ out — v. phr. To become known; escape. The famous beauty queen tried to keep her marriage a secret, but news of it soon leaked out …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 9 leak out — slowly seep out through a hole or crack; gradually become known (i.e. secret) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 ˌleak ˈout — phrasal verb to become known by the public …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 11 To leak out — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 leak — verb. The transitive meaning ‘to disclose (secret information) intentionally’ is, apart from an isolated example of 1859, a 20c use, although the practice is doubtless a lot older. It is related to, if not a development of, the phrasal verb to… …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 Leak — A leak is a hole or other opening, usually unintended and therefore undesired, in a container or fluid containing system, such as a tank or a ship s hull, through which the contents of the container can escape or outside matter can enter the… …

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  • 15 leak — leak1 [ lik ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive if an object or container leaks or if it leaks something, liquid or gas comes out of it through a hole or crack: The roof is still leaking. If the boiler is broken, it may be leaking dangerous… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 leak */ — I UK [liːk] / US [lɪk] verb Word forms leak : present tense I/you/we/they leak he/she/it leaks present participle leaking past tense leaked past participle leaked 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] if an object or container leaks, or if it leaks… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 leak — 1 verb 1 (I, T) if a container, pipe, roof etc leaks, or if it leaks gas, liquid etc, there is a small hole or crack in it that lets the gas or liquid flow out or flow through: The roof always leaks when it rains. | leak sth: My car seems to be… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 leak — leak1 S3 [li:k] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old Norse; Origin: leka] 1.) [I and T] if a container, pipe, roof etc leaks, or if it leaks gas, liquid etc, there is a small hole or crack in it that lets gas or liquid flow through ▪ The roof is leaking in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 leak — I n. 1) to spring a leak 2) to plug, stop a leak II v. 1) (B) ( to divulge ) they leaked the news to the press 2) (d; intr.) ( to enter by flowing ) to leak into (water leaked into the basement) 3) (D; intr.) ( to escape by flowing ) to leak out… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 leak — [[t]li͟ːk[/t]] ♦♦♦ leaks, leaking, leaked 1) V ERG If a container leaks, there is a hole or crack in it which lets a substance such as liquid or gas escape. You can also say that a substance such as liquid or gas leaks from a container. The roof… …

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