leak

leak
I [liːk]
nome
1) (in container, roof) crepa f.; (in ship) falla f.

to spring a leak — [pipe, tank] creparsi

2) (escape) (of liquid, gas) fuga f., perdita f.; (of charge) dispersione f.
3) giorn. (disclosure) fuga f. di notizie
••

to take a leak — pop. pisciare

II 1. [liːk]
verbo transitivo
1) (disclose) fare trapelare [information]; diffondere, divulgare [document]
2) (expel) perdere [oil]; liberare, diffondere [fumes]
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) (have crack) [container, pipe] perdere; [boat] fare acqua
2) (seep) [liquid, gas] filtrare, fuoriuscire (from, out of da)

to leak into — spandersi in [sea]; penetrare in [soil]

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[li:k] 1. noun
1) (a crack or hole through which liquid or gas escapes: Water was escaping through a leak in the pipe.) crepa, fessura
2) (the passing of gas, water etc through a crack or hole: a gas-leak.) fuga
3) (a giving away of secret information: a leak of Government plans.) fuga (di notizie)
2. verb
1) (to have a leak: This bucket leaks; The boiler leaked hot water all over the floor.) perdere
2) (to (cause something) to pass through a leak: Gas was leaking from the cracked pipe; He was accused of leaking secrets to the enemy.) lasciar uscire, far trapelare
- leaky
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leak /li:k/
n.
1 crepa; fenditura; fessura: a leak in the tank, una crepa nel serbatoio
2 fuga; perdita (di liquido, ecc.): a gas leak, una fuga di gas; to stop leaks, eliminare le perdite
3 (naut.) falla; via d'acqua
4 (elettr.) dispersione
5 (fig.) fuga (di notizie); (anche) indiscrezione (o notizia) fatta trapelare a bella posta (a giornalisti, ad amici, ecc.)
6 (slang) pipì
● (tecn.) leak detector, rivelatore di perdite □ to spring a leak, aprire una falla □ (slang) to take (o to have) a leak, fare pipì; pisciare.
♦ (to) leak /li:k/
A v. i.
1 perdere; colare: The gas pipe leaks, il tubo del gas perde
2 (naut.) imbarcare acqua: The boat was leaking badly, la barca imbarcava acqua da tutte le parti
3 (spesso to leak out) spandersi; filtrare, trapelare (anche fig.): The news of the scandal has leaked out, la notizia dello scandalo è trapelata
4 (slang) fare pipì; pisciare
B v. t.
1 far trapelare: to leak secret information, far trapelare informazioni segrete
2 lasciare uscire, perdere (un liquido, gas, ecc.)
to leak in, infiltrarsi; penetrare: The rain leaked in through the roof, la pioggia penetrò attraverso il tetto.
* * *
I [liːk]
nome
1) (in container, roof) crepa f.; (in ship) falla f.

to spring a leak — [pipe, tank] creparsi

2) (escape) (of liquid, gas) fuga f., perdita f.; (of charge) dispersione f.
3) giorn. (disclosure) fuga f. di notizie
••

to take a leak — pop. pisciare

II 1. [liːk]
verbo transitivo
1) (disclose) fare trapelare [information]; diffondere, divulgare [document]
2) (expel) perdere [oil]; liberare, diffondere [fumes]
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) (have crack) [container, pipe] perdere; [boat] fare acqua
2) (seep) [liquid, gas] filtrare, fuoriuscire (from, out of da)

to leak into — spandersi in [sea]; penetrare in [soil]


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