Pronunciation: (lēk),[key] —n. 1. an unintended hole, crack, or the like, through which liquid, gas, light, etc., enters or escapes: a leak in the roof. 2. an act or instance of leaking.
3. any means of unintended entrance or escape.
4. Elect.the loss of current from a conductor, usually resulting from poor insulation.
5. a disclosure of secret, esp. official, information, as to the news media, by an unnamed source.
6. take a leak,Slang(vulgar). to urinate.
—v.i. 1. to let a liquid, gas, light, etc., enter or escape, as through an unintended hole or crack: The boat leaks. 2. to pass in or out in this manner, as liquid, gas, or light: gas leaking from a pipe. 3. to become known unintentionally (usually fol. by out): The news leaked out. 4. to disclose secret, esp. official, information anonymously, as to the news media: The official revealed that he had leaked to the press in the hope of saving his own reputation.
—v.t. 1. to let (liquid, gas, light, etc.) enter or escape: This camera leaks light. 2. to allow to become known, as information given out covertly: to leak the news of the ambassador's visit.