[liːk] 1. сущ.
1) течь, протечка; утечка

gas leak — утечка газа

- spring a leak
- start a leak
- plug a leak
- stop a leak
2) утечка информации

They traced the leak to a secretary. — Они выяснили, что утечка информации шла от секретарши.

2. гл.
1) пропускать жидкость, иметь течь

to leak like a sieve — течь, как решето

The roof leaks (rain). — Крыша протекает.

2) просачиваться, течь (о жидкости)

Water leaked into the basement. — Вода просочилась в подвал.

The oil leaked out of the tank. — Масло вытекло из бака.

There's a hole in the bucket and the water is leaking out. — В ведре дыра, и вода просачивается.

Water was leaking from the pipe. — Из трубы подтекала вода.

No wonder the engine got overheated, the oil has been leaking away during the whole journey. — Ничего удивительного в том, что двигатель перегрелся, масло вытекало на протяжении всего пути.

3) выдавать, раскрывать, сообщать (секретные сведения)

He leaked information to newspapers. — Он передавал информацию в газеты.

It will probably never be known who leaked the story to the press. — Наверное мы так никогда и не узнаем, от кого эта история просочилась в прессу.

- leak out

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  • Leak — Leak, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leaked} (l[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaking}.] [Akin to D. lekken, G. lecken, lechen, Icel. leka, Dan. l[ae]kke, Sw. l[ a]cka, AS. leccan to wet, moisten. See {Leak}, n.] 1. To let water or other fluid in or out through …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leak — Ⅰ. leak UK US /liːk/ verb ► [I or T] if a liquid or gas leaks, or is allowed to leak, from a pipe or container, it escapes through an opening: »Textile chemicals leaking from a container started a fire in a cargo compartment. »The ship leaked an… …   Financial and business terms

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  • leak — [lēk] vi. [ME leken < ON leka, to drip < IE base * leg , to drip, trickle, LACK, OIr legaim, (I) dissolve, Welsh llaith, damp] 1. to let a fluid substance out or in accidentally [the boats leaks] 2. to enter, or escape accidentally from, an …   English World dictionary

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