Synonyms of leak
1 escapeDictionary • The pool's sides had cracked and the water had leaked out.
escape • Leave a vent open to let some of the moist air escape.
pass • The first symptom is extreme pain when passing urine.
release • a weapon that releases toxic nerve gas
discharge • The resulting salty water will be discharged at sea.
drip • a cloth that dripped pink drops upon the floor
trickle • A tear trickled down his cheek.
ooze • Blood was still oozing from the wound.
seep • Radioactive water had seeped into underground reservoirs.
exude • the fluid that exudes from the cane toad's back
percolate • Water cannot percolate through the clay.
2 discloseDictionary • He revealed who had leaked a confidential police report.
disclose • Neither side would disclose details of the transaction.
tell • The facts tell a very different story.
reveal • She has refused to reveal her daughter's whereabouts.
divulge • He was charged with divulging state secrets.
spill the beans (informal) • He was ready to spill the beans about the whole affair.
blab (informal) • She'll blab it all over the school.
let the cat out of the bag
blow wide open (slang)
1 leakageDictionary • It's thought a gas leak may have caused the blast.
discharge • They develop a fever and a watery discharge from the eyes.
seepage • The industry's chemical seepage has caused untold damage.
2 holeDictionary • a leak in the radiator
hole • They got in through a hole in the wall.
opening • He squeezed through an opening in the fence.
crack • She watched him though a crack in the curtains.
puncture • an instrument used to make a puncture in the abdominal wall
aperture • Through the aperture he could see daylight.
chink • He peered through a chink in the curtains.
crevice • a huge boulder with rare ferns growing in every crevice
fissure • There was a great crack, and a fissure opened up.
3 disclosureDictionary • Serious leaks involving national security are likely to be investigated.
disclosure • unauthorised newspaper disclosures
exposé • The movie is an exposé of prison conditions in the South.
exposure • the exposure of Anthony Blunt as a former Soviet spy
admission • She wanted an admission of guilt from her father.
revelation • revelations about his private life
betrayal • She saw his newspaper piece as a betrayal of her confidence.
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admissionAn admission is a statement that something bad, unpleasant, or embarrassing is true.
• She wanted an admission of guilt from her father.
apertureAn aperture is a narrow hole or gap.
• Through the aperture he could see daylight.
• She saw his newspaper piece as a betrayal of her confidence.
Thesaurus for leak from the Collins English Thesaurus
a crack, hole, etc, that allows the accidental escape or entrance of fluid, light, etc