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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. 水正從管子裡漏出來。
Oil leaked out of the car. 油從車裡漏了出來。
The car leaked oil all over the drive. 車漏了一路油。
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. 他向新聞界透露了名單。
News of the pay cuts had somehow leaked out. 降薪的消息不知怎的被洩漏了出去。

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——肯定是甚麽地方漏了。
If you suspect a gas leak, phone the emergency number. 如果你懷疑煤氣洩漏就打救急電話。

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. 最近發現了幾處安全性漏洞。
They traced the leak to a secretary in the finance department. 他們追查出洩密的是財務部的一位秘書。

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