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leak

1. verb CONSTR, ECOL, MED, ETC through crack etc2. verb CONSTR, ECOL, MED, ETC escape from container etc3. verb PRESS, POL divulge information4. noun CONSTR, ECOL, SAIL hole etc5. noun CONSTR, ECOL, SAIL liquid, gas etc that escapes6. noun PRESS, POL disclosure of information
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1 verb CONSTR, ECOL, MED, ETC through crack etc
INTRANSITIVElig verb  c m usceith verb  c m uthe roof leaked bhí an díon ag ligean tríd, bhí braon anuas sa díonthe pipe is leaking tá an píopa ag ligean tríd, tá an píopa ag sceitheadh uiscethe windows are leaking tá na fuinneoga ag ligean, tá uisce ag teacht isteach ar na fuinneoga, tá na fuinneoga ag scaoileadh uisce isteachthe boat was leaking bhí an bád ag déanamh uisce
TRANSITIVElig verb  c m usceith verb  c m uthe radiator is leaking water tá an radaitheoir ag ligean uisce, tá uisce ag sileadh as an radaitheoirthe cooker was leaking gas bhí an cócaireán ag sceitheadh gáisit leaked chemicals into the soil sceith sé ceimiceáin isteach sa chré
2 verb CONSTR, ECOL, MED, ETC escape from container etc INTRANSITIVEsceith verb  c m uwater was leaking from the canal bhí uisce ag sceitheadh as an gcanáilthe sewage leaked into the sea sceith an séarachas isteach san fharraige, shil an séarachas isteach san fharraigethere was blood leaking through the bandage bhí fuil ag sileadh tríd an mbindealán
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3 verb PRESS, POL divulge information TRANSITIVEsceith verb  c m uthe document was leaked to the media sceitheadh an doiciméad leis na meáin 4 noun CONSTR, ECOL, SAIL hole etcpoll masc1  c m uthe tank sprung a leak tháinig poll ar an umarto plug a leak poll a líonadh, poll a dhingeadhleak detection poll a aimsiú 5 noun CONSTR, ECOL, SAIL liquid, gas etc that escapessceitheadh masc  c m uthey criticised the oil leak from the ship cháin siad an sceitheadh ola ón longradiation leak sceitheadh radaíochta 6 noun PRESS, POL disclosure of informationsceitheadh eolaisshe was the source of the leak ise a sceith an t-eolaswe don't want any leaks about the report nílimid ag iarraidh aon sceitheadh faoin tuairiscthey're discussing security leaks tá siad ag plé eolas a sceitheadh faoi chúrsaí slándálamedia leaks eolas a sceitheadh chuig na meáin
phrases

to leak like a sieve

1 be full of holesbheith chomh pollta le grátabheith ag ligean isteach go leor uiscethe old boat was leaking like a sieve bhí an seanbhád ag scaoileadh isteach uisce, bhí an seanbhád ag déanamh uisce, bhí an seanbhád ina chriatharthe roof is leaking like a sieve tá an díon ag ligean isteach go leor uisce, tá braon anuas sa teach 2 be indiscreet the press-office leaked like a sieve níorbh fhéidir leis an bpreasoifig aon ní a choinneáil faoi rún

to take a leak

very informal do mhún a dhéanamhcnaipe a scaoileadhsteall a dhéanamhsop a thabhairt don bhó

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