to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance: Water seeps through cracks in the wall.
(of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a slow pace: The new ideas finally seeped down to the lower echelons.
to become diffused; permeate: Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything.
to cause to seep; filter: The vodka is seeped through charcoal to purify it.
moisture that seeps out; seepage.
a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground has oozed to the surface of the earth.
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How to use seep in a sentence
Pack rats still live around La Brea, although the midden that sank into the seep obviously doesn’t have current tenants.
Part of the decomposition process causes bodies to bloat and blood to sometimes seep from the mouth.
But the big question is: Will some GOP crazy talk seep out between now November 4?
Freedom will seep into the bedrock as we rediscover our backbone.
In other words, take a minute to really be conscious of the emotion, instead of just letting it seep in.Send Bin Laden the Bill: Dakota Meyer on His Return From Afghanistan | Dakota Meyer | September 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And it takes time for world events to seep into the culture.The Inadvertent Roman-a-Clef: Not Writing a Novel About Daniel Pearl | Joshua Henkin | July 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The tendency is no sooner blocked along one channel than it begins to seep through another.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
They wanted to make sure whether enough water would seep through to carry any of the dam material along with it.The Panama Canal | Frederic Jennings Haskin
A little below this glade was a place, shady and cool, where a seep of water came from under a bank.Tales of lonely trails | Zane Grey
Then the brook can carry away the dish-water without having it seep into the ground and find its way to mingle with the pool.Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The fourth night from the river we camped at a small "seep" spring.Jacob Hamblin: A Narrative of His Personal Experience | James A. Little
British Dictionary definitions for seep
(intr) to pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings; ooze
a small spring or place where water, oil, etc, has oozed through the ground
another word for seepage
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