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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
leak /li:k/
  • danh từ
    • lỗ thủng, lỗ rò, khe hở
      • to spring (start) a leak: bị rò
      • to stop a leak: bịt lỗ rò
    • chỗ dột (trên mái nhà)
    • sự rò; độ 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
    Concise Dictionary
    +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
    +tell anonymously
    +be leaked
    +enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
    +have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out

    Thesaurus 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.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb
    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.
    + noun
    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.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 small hole/crack


    The boat had a small leak.
    | spring
    The pipe has sprung a leak.
    | plug, stop
    I managed to plug the leak.


    ~ in
    a leak in the roof

    2 when gas/liquid escapes


    major, serious | minor | slow | fuel, gas, oil, radiation, radioactive


    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.
    | prevent
    taking steps to prevent gas leaks in the future


    happen, occur


    ~ from
    Pollution inspectors were called to a leak from a chemical factory.
    | ~ of
    a leak of dangerous chemicals

    3 giving away information




    come from sth
    The leak could only have come from one source.


    ~ about
    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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