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Leak vs. Telegram — What's the Difference?

Leak vs. Telegram — What's the Difference?

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Leak

A leak is a way (usually an opening) for fluid to escape a container or fluid-containing system, such as a tank or a ship's hull, through which the contents of the container can escape or outside matter can enter the container. Leaks are usually unintended and therefore undesired.
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Telegram

A message transmitted by telegraph.
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Leak

To permit the escape, entry, or passage of something through a breach or flaw
Rusted pipes that were beginning to leak.
A boat leaking at the seams.
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Telegram

To telegraph (something) or be telegraphed.
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Leak

To escape or pass through a breach or flaw
Helium leaking slowly from the balloon.
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Telegram

A message transmitted by telegraph.
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Leak

To become publicly known through a breach of secrecy
The news has leaked.
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Telegram

(intransitive) To send a telegram.
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Leak

To permit (a substance) to escape or pass through a breach or flaw
A damaged reactor leaking radioactivity into the atmosphere.
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Telegram

(transitive) To send a telegram to (a person).
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Leak

To disclose without authorization or official sanction
Leaked classified information to a reporter.
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Telegram

(transitive) To send (a message) in a telegram.
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Leak

A crack or flaw that permits something to escape from or enter a container or conduit
Fixed the leak in the roof.
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Telegram

A message sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.
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Leak

The act or instance of leaking.
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Telegram

A message transmitted by telegraph
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Leak

An amount leaked
Equipment used in cleaning up oil leaks.
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Leak

An unauthorized or a deliberate disclosure of confidential information
"Sometimes we can't respond to stories based on leaks" (Ronald Reagan).
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Leak

Loss of electric current as a result of faulty insulation.
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Leak

The path or place at which this loss takes place.
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Leak

A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape.
A leak in a roof
A leak in a boat
A leak in a gas pipe
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Leak

The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture.
The leak gained on the ship's pumps.
The babies' diapers had big leaks.
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Leak

A divulgation, or disclosure, of information previously held secret.
The leaks by Chelsea Manning showed the secrets of the US military.
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Leak

The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurs.
The press must have learned about the plan through a leak.
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Leak

A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation, or the point where it occurs.
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Leak

(computing) The gradual loss of a system resource caused by failure to deallocate previously reserved portions.
Resource leak
Memory leak
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Leak

An act of urination.
I have to take a leak.
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Leak

(ambitransitive) To allow fluid or gas to pass through an opening that should be sealed.
The wells are believed to have been leaking oil for decades, long after the operating company ceased to exist.
The faucet has been leaking since last month.
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Leak

(intransitive) (of a fluid or gas) To pass through an opening that should be sealed.
No one realized that propane gas was leaking from a rusty tank in the concession area, slowly filling the unventilated room.
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Leak

(ambitransitive) To disclose secret information surreptitiously or anonymously.
Someone must have leaked it to our competitors that the new product will be out soon.
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Leak

To pass through when it would normally or preferably be blocked.
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Leak

To allow anything through that would normally or preferably be blocked.
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Leak

To urinate.
I had to leak in the woods since there were no toilets around.
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Leak

To bleed.
He shanked him, now he's leaking.
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Leak

(obsolete) Leaky.
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Leak

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.
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Leak

The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps.
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Leak

A loss of electricity through imperfect insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
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Leak

An act of urinating; - used mostly in the phrase take a leak, i. e. to urinate.
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Leak

The disclosure of information that is expected to be kept confidential; as, leaks by the White House staff infuriated Nixon; leaks by the Special Prosecutor were criticized as illegal.
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Leak

Leaky.
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Leak

To let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks.
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Leak

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.
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Leak

An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape;
One of the tires developed a leak
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Leak

Soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
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Leak

A euphemism for urination;
He had to take a leak
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Leak

The unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container;
They tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe
He had to clean up the leak
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Leak

Unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
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Leak

Tell anonymously;
The news were leaked to the paper
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Leak

Be leaked;
The news leaked out despite his secrecy
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Leak

Enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure;
Water leaked out of the can into the backpack
Gas leaked into the basement
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Leak

Have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out;
The container leaked gasoline
The roof leaks badly
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