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Engelsk navneord: leak

1. leak (om ting) an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningOne of the tires developed a leak.


Mindre specifikke termerhole

2. leak (om tilstand) soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi


Mindre specifikke termersoft rot

3. leak (om proces) a euphemism for urination


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe had to take a leak.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)making water, passing water, wetting


Mindre specifikke termermicturition, urination


Overordnet anvendelseeuphemism

4. leak (om begivenhed) the discharge of a fluid from some container


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe.
He had to clean up the leak.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)escape, leakage, outflow


Mindre specifikke termerdischarge, outpouring, run

5. leak (om kommunikation) unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)news leak


Mindre specifikke termerdisclosure, revealing, revelation


Engelsk udsagnsord: leak

1. leak (om kommunikation) tell anonymously


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe news were leaked to the paper.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Mindre specifikke termerbreak, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap


Medførerbreak, get around, get out

2. leak (om kommunikation) be leaked


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe news leaked out despite his secrecy.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)leak out


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mindre specifikke termerbreak, get around, get out

3. leak (om ændring) enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWater leaked out of the can into the backpack.
Gas leaked into the basement.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Mindre specifikke termercome forth, come out, egress, emerge, go forth, issue

4. leak (om ændring) have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe container leaked gasoline.
The roof leaks badly.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s


Mere specifikke termerbilge, take in water


Kan forårsagebreak, bust, fall apart, wear, wear out









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