take a leak

idiom

informal + impolite
: to pass liquid from the body : to urinate

Examples of take a leak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of the day, Jake can’t meditate for ten seconds without having to take a leak, and Katagiri can’t do it without the infernal hum of Tokyo, in all its movement and machinations and people living and breathing and fighting and dying, bringing him back to earth. Andy Andersen, Vulture, 4 Apr. 2024 An undefended toilet next to a urinal is not an ideal place for a trans man to take a leak, but Ben was confident — and had to go. New York Times, 10 May 2022

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“Take a leak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20leak. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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