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Definition of Leak


  1. A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe.
  2. The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
  3. Leaky.
  4. To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
  5. To enter or escape, as a fluid, through a hole, crevice, etc. ; to pass gradually into, or out of, something; -- usually with in or out.
  6. A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.

Leak Quotations

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin

One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
John Bunyan

There's nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure.
Marianne Williamson

The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.
Billy Sunday

There should be at least one leak like the Pentagon Papers every year.
Daniel Ellsberg
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Leak Translations

leak in German is lecken, Leck, entweichen
leak in Italian is falla
leak in Latin is effluo
leak in Norwegian is lekkasje, lekk
leak in Spanish is fuga

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