Definition of 'seep'
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The rest of the explanation seeps out gradually as midnight melts into the early hours. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The nerves seep away and you feel a lot more relaxed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Rolling clouds of poisonous gases had seeped into their lungs and killed them where they stood. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their campaign was derided then ignored before the facts seeped slowly out. The Sun (2015)He let the music seep into him. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The fun has seeped away from life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Could the exhaust gases be seeping into the car? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The humour slowly seeped out of him. Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)An environmental waste expert said it could take weeks to clear the oil and months to ensure it has not seeped underground. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Leave for 30 minutes then wipe away any liquid that has seeped out. The Sun (2015)Work hard but rest; let it all seep in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Push the shallots, chillies and ginger to one side and let the oil seep to the other side. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What police did discover on entering the flat was a suitcase in the bathroom, with red liquid seeping out of it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bug lives on the sea floor, where it feasts on the oil that seeps from the huge reservoirs under the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And much of the heavy rain in April ran off the ground so rapidly that it washed away into rivers without seeping underground. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But when it can't, fluid backs up and seeps into the abdomen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As the drip entered my arm I could feel the liquid seeping up from my shoulders to my fingertips to the tips of my toes. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'seep'
British English: seep VERB
If something such as liquid or gas seeps somewhere, it flows slowly and in small amounts into a place where it should not go.
Radioactive water had seeped into underground reservoirs.
Definition of seep from the Collins English Dictionary
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