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seepverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   us   /siːp/
to ​move or ​spreadslowly out of a ​hole or through something: Pesticides are seeping out offarmland and into the ​watersupply.figurative Given the ​intensesecrecy of the ​armsbusiness, ​information only seeps out in ​companyliterature.
seepage
noun [U or C] uk   us   /ˈsiː.pɪdʒ/
Oil ​spills and seepage fromrefineries are ​common.
(Definition of seep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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seepverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /sip/
(of ​liquids) to ​flowslowly through something: The ​floodwater seeped into the ​basement.
seepage
noun [U]  us   /ˈsi·pɪdʒ/
(Definition of seep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “seep”
in Spanish filtrar…
in Vietnamese thấm qua…
in Malaysian meresap…
in Thai ซึมออกมา…
in French filtrer…
in German (ver)sickern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渗出, 渗漏…
in Indonesian merembes…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滲出, 滲漏…
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