On Sunday the publisher was caught flat-footed and scrambling to respond to the leak.
Targeting pods can bulge out a bit, and leak out unwanted signals.
It is likely, he added, that someone was killed or some critical piece of intelligence compromised due to the leak.
Local mechanics pitched in to help mend the craft, but weeks into setting off the repairs wore thin and the vessel sprung a leak.
A second point is that we have to distinguish between investigative journalism and “leak” journalism.
He thanked heaven for that as he tore away a boardlike piece of apparatus and jammed it over the leak in the jar.
The carpenter reported that the effect was to spring a leak forward.
Clearly there was a leak somewhere, and he must play the game warily until he discovered it.
She might tell Estelle, and then it would be sure to 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.