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allowing liquid, gas, etc., to enter or escape:
a leaky boat; a leaky container.
a leaky memory; a leaky tongue.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Anyone who has tried to replace a punctured tire or fix a
faucet knows the importance of having the right tool for the job.
But it's nothing compared to the sight of a
stove turning into a bonfire inside my tent.
It is senseless to embark on promising new initiatives with a
Note that the plumbing system is
too, so you have water dripping here and there as well as unsheathed electric wires.
house was not repaired while the sun shone, for then the rain did not come through.
The pressure in the well, an indication of how
it is, has not reached the levels that officials had hoped for.
The first sign of trouble was a
spot in the hallway roof.
Fix drips and leaks yourself, or call a plumber to replace
faucets, broken washer valves or
pipes and dripping faucets, and caulk windows that let water in.
Accordingly, even a building at code today can still use energy in excess of its
, poorly insulated predecessors.
British Dictionary definitions for
leaking or tending to leak
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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A leaky faucet, a barking dog—those are things you tolerate.
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