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noun [countable] leak pronunciation in British English /liːk/
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singularleak
pluralleaks
  1. 1
    a hole or crack in an object or container that a liquid or gas comes out of
    leak in:

    a leak in the roof

    1. a.
      an amount of liquid or gas that comes out of a hole or crack in something
      a gas/oil leak:

      The explosion was caused by a gas leak in the main line.

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when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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