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British English: /liːk/
American English: /lik/

Translation of leak in French:


  • 1 (crack) (in container, roof)
    (in ship) voie (f) d'eau
    to plug/stop a leak
    (gen) boucher/arrêter une fuite
    aveugler une voie d'eau
    to spring a leak
    (pipe, tank)
    se mettre à fuir
    the vessel sprang a leak
    une voie d'eau s'est ouverte dans le bateau
  • 2 (escape) (of liquid, gas)
    (Electricity) (of charge) fuite (f) électrique or de courant
    gas/radiation leak
    fuite de gaz/radioactive
  • 3 (Journalism) (disclosure)
    fuite (f) (about au sujet de)
    a press ou newspaper leak
    une fuite dans la presse
    a security leak
    une fuite de documents secrets

transitive verb

  • 1 (disclose)
    divulguer (information, report, document)

intransitive verb

  • 2 (seep)
    (chemical, liquid, gas)
    échapper (from, out of de)
    to leak into
    se répandre dans (sea, soil)

also: leaked past participle adjective

  • (document, report, information)

also: leaking present participle adjective

  • (pipe, roof, tank, window)
    qui fuit
    leak gas
    une fuite de gaz


to take a leak

aller se soulager [informal]

Phrasal verbs

leak away


leak out

(information, news, secret)
être divulgué
(water, chemicals, gas)
se répandre

leak in

s'infiltrer (through par)
Definition of leak in:
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