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English definition of “leak”

leak

verb     /liːk/
[I or T] if a liquid or gas leaks, or is allowed to leak, from a pipe or container , it escapes through an opening : Textile chemicals leaking from a container started a fire in a cargo compartment . The ship leaked an estimated 70,000 gallons of fuel .
[T] to allow secret information to become generally known : Staff members were accused of leaking information about the deal to the newspapers .
(Definition of leak verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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