Translation of "leak" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /liːk/ us /lik/

If a container leaks, it allows liquid or gas to come out when it should not.

(水など)が漏れる, (水など)を漏らす
The bottle had leaked and the bag was all wet.

to tell people information that is secret

(秘密)を漏らす, (秘密)が漏れる
Details of the report had been leaked to the press.
noun uk /liːk/ us /lik/

a hole in something that a liquid or gas comes out of

There is a leak in the roof.

an act of telling people secret information


(Translation of “leak” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)