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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.
2. The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack,
fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the
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.
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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