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Leek vs. Leak

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Leeknoun

The vegetable Allium ampeloprasum, of the lily family, having edible leaves and an onion-like bulb but with a milder flavour than the onion.

Leaknoun

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’;

Leeknoun

Any of several species of Allium, broadly resembling the domesticated plant in appearance in the wild.

Leaknoun

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.’;

Leeknoun

A plant of the genus Allium (Allium Porrum), having broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong cylindrical bulb. The flavor is stronger than that of the common onion.

Leaknoun

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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Leeknoun

plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum

Leaknoun

The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurs.

‘The press must have learned about the plan through a leak.’;

Leeknoun

related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves

Leaknoun

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

Leek

The leek is a vegetable, a cultivar of Allium ampeloprasum, the broadleaf wild leek. The edible part of the plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths that is sometimes erroneously called a stem or stalk.

Leaknoun

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

‘resource leak’; ‘memory leak’;

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Leaknoun

An act of urination.

‘I have to take a leak.’;

Leakverb

(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.’;

Leakverb

(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.’;

Leakverb

(ambitransitive) To disclose secret information surreptitiously or anonymously.

‘Someone must have leaked it to our competitors that the new product will be out soon.’;

Leakadjective

(obsolete) Leaky.

Leaknoun

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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Leaknoun

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

Leaknoun

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

Leaknoun

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

Leaknoun

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.

Leakadjective

Leaky.

Leakverb

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

Leakverb

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.

Leaknoun

an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape;

‘one of the tires developed a leak’;

Leaknoun

soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

Leaknoun

a euphemism for urination;

‘he had to take a leak’;

Leaknoun

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’;

Leaknoun

unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information

Leakverb

tell anonymously;

‘The news were leaked to the paper’;

Leakverb

be leaked;

‘The news leaked out despite his secrecy’;

Leakverb

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’;

Leakverb

have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out;

‘The container leaked gasoline’; ‘the roof leaks badly’;

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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