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 for take a leak
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leak \Leak\ (l[=e]k), n. [Akin to D. lek leaky, a leak, G. leck,
     Icel. lekr leaky, Dan. l[ae]k leaky, a leak, Sw. l[aum]ck;
     cf. AS. hlec full of cracks or leaky. Cf. Leak, v.]
     1. A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or
        other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a
        leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe. "One leak will sink
        a ship." --Bunyan.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack,
        fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the
        ship's pumps.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Elec.) A loss of electricity through imperfect
        insulation; also, the point at which such loss occurs.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. an act of urinating; -- used mostly in the phrase
     take a leak, i. e. to urinate. [vulgar]
     5. The disclosure of information that is expected to be kept
        confidential; as, leaks by the White House staff
        infuriated Nixon; leaks by the Special Prosecutor were
        criticized as illegal.
     To spring a leak, to open or crack so as to let in water;
        to begin to let in water; as, the ship sprung a leak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  take a leak
      v 1: eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive
           rug" [syn: make, urinate, piddle, puddle,
           micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water,
           relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee,
           wee-wee, pass water]

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