spring a leak

Definition of spring a leak

:to start to leak :to suddenly let water in or out through a crack or break
  • The pipe suddenly sprung a leak.

Word by Word Definitions

spring play
  1. : dart, shoot

  2. : to be resilient or elastic

  3. : to become warped

  1. : a source of supply

  2. : an ultimate source especially of action or motion

  3. : spring tide

  1. : to fit with springs


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spring a leak? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!