spring a leak

Definition of spring a leak

  1. :  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

  1. :  dart, shoot

    :  to be resilient or elastic

    :  to move by elastic force

  1. :  a source of supply

    :  a source of water issuing from the ground

    :  an ultimate source especially of action or motion

  1. :  to fit with springs

  1. :  to enter or escape through an opening usually by a fault or mistake

    :  to let a substance or light in or out through an opening

    :  to become known despite efforts at concealment

  1. :  a crack or hole that usually by mistake admits or lets escape

    :  something that permits the admission or escape of something else usually with prejudicial effect

    :  the act, process, or an instance of leaking

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