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leak

verb
 
 
/liːk/
LIQUID/GAS [I, T] B2 If a liquid or gas leaks, it comes out of a hole by accident, and if a container leaks, it allows liquid or gas to come out when it should not.
течь, протекать
Water had leaked all over the floor. The bottle must have leaked because the bag's all wet.Plumbing and pipes and sewageMovement of liquids
SECRETS [T] If someone leaks secret information, they intentionally tell people about it.
выдавать информацию
Details of the report had been leaked to the press.Revealing secrets and becoming known
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