English - Vietnamese Dictionary
leak /li:k/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- lỗ thủng, lỗ rò, khe hở
- to spring (start) a leak: bị rò
- to stop a leak: bịt lỗ rò
- sự lộ (bí mật); điều bí mật bị lộ
- động từ
- lọt qua, rỉ ra, rò ra, thoát ra; để rỉ qua, để rò
- boat leaks: thuyền bị nước rỉ vào
- lọt ra, lộ ra; để lọt ra, để lộ ra (điều bí mật)
- the secret has leaked out: điều bí mật đã lọt ra ngoài
+an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
+soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
+a euphemism for urination
+the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container
+unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
+enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
+have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out
Advanced English Dictionary
1 leakage, leaking, discharge, trickle, escape, seepage, seeping, oozing, exudation:
We have to stop leaks of radioactive waste from power plants.
2 hole, fissure, crack, chink, crevice, aperture, opening, puncture, cut, break, split, gash, rent, tear, gap, flaw:
There was a leak in the balloon and it began to descend.
3 disclosure, revelation:
The press knew about his defection because of a security leak.
4 escape, discharge, spill, trickle, drip, seep, ooze, exude, extravasate:
Oil was leaking out through a hole in the container.
5 disclose, divulge, let slip, release, give away (the game), make known or public, let (something or it) be known, Colloq spill the beans (about); let the cat out of the bag:
Someone as yet unidentified leaked the scandal to a reporter.
6 leak out. transpire, become known, come out, be revealed:
Their secret relationship has leaked out.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 to allow liquid or gas to get in or out through a small hole or crack: [V] a leaking pipe + The roof was leaking. + [VN] The tank had leaked a small amount of water.
2 [V] (of a liquid or gas) to get in or out through a small hole or crack in sth: Water had started to leak into the cellar.
3 [VN] ~ sth (to sb) to give secret information to the public, for example by telling a newspaper: The contents of the report were leaked to the press. + a leaked document
Phrasal Verbs: leak out (of secret information) to become known to the public: Details of the plan soon leaked out.
1 a small hole or crack that lets liquid or gas flow in or out of sth by accident: a leak in the roof + a leak in the gas pipe
2 liquid or gas that escapes through a hole in sth: a gas / radiation leak + oil leaks / leaks of oil
3 a deliberate act of giving secret information to the newspapers, etc: a leak to the press about the government plans on tax + There will be an inquiry into the alleged security leaks.
4 (slang) an act of passing URINE from the body: to have / take a leak
Idioms see SPRING v.
1 small hole/crack
VERB + LEAK
The boat had a small leak.
The pipe has sprung a leak.
| plug, stop
I managed to plug the leak.
a leak in the roof
2 when gas/liquid escapes
major, serious | minor | slow | fuel, gas, oil, radiation, radioactive
VERB + LEAK
The dismantling of a nuclear reprocessing plant caused a leak of radioactivity yesterday.
| detect, discover, find, notice, spot
Fortunately, we spotted the leak in time.
| fix, repair, stop
The plumber fixed the leak.
taking steps to prevent gas leaks in the future
LEAK + VERB
Pollution inspectors were called to a leak from a chemical factory.
| ~ of
a leak of dangerous chemicals
3 giving away information
LEAK + VERB
come from sth
The leak could only have come from one source.
a security leak about a number of suspicious deaths among civil servants
| ~ from
a leak from the prime minister's office
| ~ of
a leak of confidential material
| ~ to
a leak to the American authorities
the source of a leak
The organization's press secretary is thought to be the source of the leak.
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