take a leak

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take a leak eliminate urine "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
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Usage

In literature:

Secrets take a long time to leak out, but they leak out in the end.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
He could take no chance of a "leak" through the American Minister.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
They landed to take in fresh water, mend a leak and see the country, but found no grapes, no Skroelings nor any sign of Northmen's presence.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
A heated roof or a leak swells the veneering, and in many cases takes it off in strips.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882" by Various
Jim got up, taking the gun, and went down to the boat to repair a leak which had bothered us the day before.
"Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales" by Charles B. Cory
We've sprung a bad leak, and the captain says we must take to the boats.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
If water freezes in pipes it bursts the pipes, and on a thaw taking place the pipes are found to leak.
"Household Administration" by Various
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In news:

Both the early warning and critical sensors can be configured to take a variety of actions should a leak be detected, such as turning on a warning light, sounding an audible alarm or triggering pump shut-off.
Drake likes chicken wings, sour Gummi Bears, veggie lasagna and lots of booze, according to a leaked document that lists the 'Take Care' rapper's dressing room requirements.
It doesn't take a major crack in a building's envelope to compromise energy performance from air leaks or incur structural problems from water seepage.
I'm not the kind of guy that has to get out of the shower to take a leak.
The 100-year-old battleship's hull sprung a leak five days ago and has been taking on as much as 1,000 gallons of seawater every minute as workers struggle to contain it.
The 100-year-old battleship 's hull sprung a leak five days ago and has been taking on as much as 1,000 gallons of seawater every minute as workers struggle to contain it.
It would take a rare combination of currents, winds and timing to wash leaking oil from the Gulf of Mexico ashore anywhere above South Florida, scientists say.
Any owner who suspects a leak should take their car to a dealer.
Any owner who suspects a leak should take their car to a dealer for inspection, a Honda spokesman said.
A toxic cloud that formed when 300 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked at a southeast Texas storage facility sickened nine people and forced thousands of residents to take shelter indoors .
This latest failure – a helium leak in the first-stage rocket – will take about three days to repair, Reuters said.
Taking a hammer to 'leaks'.
In fact, a number of the better producers, like Shell, are already employing technology to minimize leaks and taking other steps to drill for natural gas in a responsible fashion.
At a hearing last month, a US Senate committee was told that one-quarter of all the nation's drinking water leaks from pipes before reaching faucets, and that it would take $335 billion to fix water systems and $300 billion to repair sewers .
The Chargers are awful and before today, I had never even heard of Nick Novak, but I'm sure I'll remember him now, as the dude who go taking a leak on the sideline of a NFL game.
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In science:

In the previous section, we saw that, starting from a compact Calabi-Yau and taking a decoupling limit, one ends up with a local Calabi-Yau with noncompact flux with support at infinity, which is nothing but the flux leaking from the rest of the full Calabi-Yau that have been decoupled, towards “our” local CalabiYau.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
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