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leak

leak

 
 
pronunciation:
lik
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an opening or crack in a thing that lets something go through it.
There was a leak in the water pipe.
similar words:
drain, hole, mouth, opening, puncture
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: leaked, leaking, leaks
definition: to allow something to pass through an opening or crack in a way that was not intended.
We keep a bucket on the floor because the ceiling leaks.
similar words:
discharge, drip
derivation: leakless (adj.)
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  • leaky:
    having a leak.
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