By taking a firm stand against the leak instead, Lawrence is sending a powerful message that challenges the status quo.
Targeting pods can bulge out a bit, and leak out unwanted signals.
When the intestine is permeable and inflamed, infectious or toxic substances “leak” through the lining into the blood stream.
Local mechanics pitched in to help mend the craft, but weeks into setting off the repairs wore thin and the vessel sprung a leak.
White House staffers were warned not to leak anything before the session with Roberts, but there were winks and nudges.
He thanked heaven for that as he tore away a boardlike piece of apparatus and jammed it over the leak in the jar.
If there is, a leak in the jar, the lamp will burn, and the jar must be discarded.
Clearly there was a leak somewhere, and he must play the game warily until he discovered it.
After a time he put water into the pot; the water did not leak out.
In the course of the day the leak was stopped, the broken steps mended, and a new lock put on the door.
"to let water in or out" [Johnson], late 14c., from Middle Dutch leken "to drip, to leak," or from Old Norse leka, both of them related to Old English leccan "to moisten" (which did not survive into Middle English), all from Proto-Germanic *lek- "deficiency" (cf. Old High German lecchen "to become dry," German lechzen "to be parched with thirst"), from PIE root *leg- "to dribble, trickle." The figurative meaning "come to be known in spite of efforts at concealment" dates from at least 1832; transitive sense first recorded 1859. Related: Leaked; leaking.
late 15c., from leak (v.) or Old Norse cognate leki. Sense of "revelation of secret information" is from 1950. Meaning "act of urination" is attested from 1934 ("Tropic of Cancer"); but the verb meaning "to piss" is from 1590s: "Why, you will allow vs ne're a Iourden, and then we leake in your Chimney." ["I Hen. IV," II.i.22]
With a qualifier, one of a class of resource-management bugs that occur when resources are not freed properly after operations on them are finished, so they effectively disappear (leak out). This leads to eventual exhaustion as new allocation requests come in.
One might refer to, say, a "window handle leak" in a window system.
See memory leak, fd leak.