spring a leak

(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. start leaking, develop a leak, be perforated, be punctured; see leak 2 .

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  • spring a leak — To become leaky • • • Main Entry: ↑leak spring a leak To begin to leak • • • Main Entry: ↑spring * * * spring a leak phrase if a container or a boat springs a leak , it cracks or breaks so that water or other liquid can get in or out …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring a leak — ► spring a leak (of a boat or container) develop a leak. [ORIGIN: originally in nautical use, referring to timbers springing out of position.] Main Entry: ↑spring …   English terms dictionary

  • Spring a Leak — Infobox Album Name = Spring A Leak Type = compilation Artist = The Lucksmiths Released = 2007 Recorded = Genre = Indie pop Length = Label = Lost Lonesome Producer = Reviews = *Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record …   Wikipedia

  • spring a leak — (of a boat or container) develop a leak. → spring …   English new terms dictionary

  • spring a leak — {v. phr.} 1. To develop a hole (said of boats) through which water can enter, threatening the boat to sink. * /When our small boat sprang a leak, we rapidly returned to shore to fix it./ 2. To be threatened by some oncoming danger. * /Our firm… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spring\ a\ leak — v. phr. 1. To develop a hole (said of boats) through which water can enter, threatening the boat to sink. When our small boat sprang a leak, we rapidly returned to shore to fix it. 2. To be threatened by some oncoming danger. Our firm sprang a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • spring a leak — beginning of a leak, start of a dripping …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spring a leak — Begin to leak …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • spring a leak — if a container or a boat springs a leak, it cracks or breaks so that water or other liquid can get in or out …   English dictionary

  • To spring a leak — Spring Spring (spr[i^]ng), v. t. 1. To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant. [1913 Webster] 2. To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; as, to spring a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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