Leak vs Lesk - What's the difference?

leak | lesk |


As nouns the difference between leak and lesk

is that leak is a crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape while lesk is (dialectal) the loin, flank.

As a verb leak

is to allow fluid to escape or enter something that should be sealed.

As an adjective leak

is (obsolete) leaky.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

leak

English

Noun

(leak) (en noun)
  • A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape.
  • a leak in a roof
    a leak in a boat
    a leak in a gas pipe
  • The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture.
  • The leak gained on the ship's pumps.
  • A divulgation, or disclosure, of information held secret until then.
  • The leaks by Chelsea Manning showed the secrets of the US military.
  • The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurred.
  • The press must have learned about the plan through a leak .
  • (computing) The gradual loss of a system resource caused by failure to deallocate previously reserved portions.
  • resource leak
    memory leak
  • An act of urination.
  • I have to take a leak .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To allow fluid to escape or enter something that should be sealed.
  • The faucet has been leaking since last month.
  • To reveal secret information.
  • ''Someone must have leaked it to our competitors that the new product will be out soon.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Leaky.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.8:
  • Yet is the bottle leake , and bag so torne, / That all which I put in fals out anon […].

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    lesk

    English

    Alternative forms

    * lisk

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dialectal) The loin, flank.
  • (dialectal) The groin.
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