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leaky

adjective uk   /ˈliː.ki/ us  
Something that is leaky has a hole or crack in it that allows liquid or gas to get through: leaky pipes a leaky valve
Translations of “leaky”
in Korean 새는…
in Arabic مَثْقوب…
in Portuguese mal vedado…
in Catalan que perd líquid o gas…
in Japanese (水)漏れする…
in Italian che perde, che fa acqua…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漏的,洩漏的…
in Russian протекающий, дырявый…
in Turkish sızdıran, kaçıran, delik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漏的,泄漏的…
in Polish przeciekający, cieknący…
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