Translation of "leak" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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leakverb [ I or T ]

uk /liːk/ us /liːk/

leak verb [ I or T ] (LIQUID/GAS)

B2 (of a liquid or gas) to escape from a hole or crack in a pipe or container; (of a container) to allow liquid or gas to escape

Water was leaking from the pipe. 水正从管子里漏出来。
Oil leaked out of the car. 油从车里漏了出来。
The car leaked oil all over the drive. 车漏了一路油。
The tin was leaking. 罐漏了。

More examples

  • The kitchen roof is apt to leak when it rains.
  • Make sure the bucket doesn't leak.
  • Water was leaking all over the floor.
  • My boots are leaking.
  • The tank was leaking petrol everywhere.

leak verb [ I or T ] (INFORMATION)

C2 to allow secret information to become generally known

He leaked the names to the press. 他向新闻界透露了名单。
News of the pay cuts had somehow leaked out. 降薪的消息不知怎的被泄漏了出去。

leaknoun [ C ]

uk /liːk/ us /liːk/

leak noun [ C ] (LIQUID/GAS)

B2 a hole or crack through which a liquid or gas can flow out of a container, or the liquid or gas that comes out

There's water on the floor - we must have a leak. 地板上有水——肯定是什么地方漏了。
If you suspect a gas leak, phone the emergency number. 如果你怀疑煤气泄漏就打救急电话。

More examples

  • A leak in the gas mains caused a major explosion.
  • There's a gas leak and the whole building could go up at any moment.
  • Have you plugged that leak in the pipe?
  • The chemical leak had poisoned the water supply.
  • There was a leak in one of the pipes and water was squirting out all over the kitchen floor.

leak noun [ C ] (INFORMATION)

C2 the origin of secret information that becomes known, or the act of making it known

There have been several security leaks recently. 最近发现了几处安全漏洞。
They traced the leak to a secretary in the finance department. 他们追查出泄密的是财务部的一位秘书。

(Translation of “leak” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)