Leak vs Lesk - What's the difference?
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?
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
The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture.
- a leak in a gas pipe
A divulgation, or disclosure, of information held secret until then.
- The leak gained on the ship's pumps.
The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurred.
- The leaks by Chelsea Manning showed the secrets of the US military.
(computing) The gradual loss of a system resource caused by failure to deallocate previously reserved portions.
- The press must have learned about the plan through a leak .
- resource leak
An act of urination.
- memory leak
- I have to take a leak .
To allow fluid to escape or enter something that should be sealed.
To reveal secret information.
- The faucet has been leaking since last month.
- ''Someone must have leaked it to our competitors that the new product will be out soon.
* 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 […].
(dialectal) The loin, flank.
(dialectal) The groin.