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English definition of “leak”

leak

verb     /liːk/
[I or T] if a liquid or gas leaks, or is allowed to leak, from a pipe or container, it escapes through an opening: Textile chemicals leaking from a container started a fire in a cargo compartment. The ship leaked an estimated 70,000 gallons of fuel.
[T] to allow secret information to become generally known: Staff members were accused of leaking information about the deal to the newspapers.
(Definition of leak verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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