seep out

seep out (of something)

[for a fluid] to trickle or leak out of something. A lot of oil has seeped out of the car onto the driveway. There is oil seeping out. There must be a leak.
See also: out, seep

seep out

v.
1. To escape or pass slowly through small openings or pores: I think that gas is seeping out through a crack in the tank.
2. To become known to the public through a breach of secrecy: The details they refused to talk about will eventually seep out to the press.
See also: out, seep
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As more tales of corrupt lobbying activity seep out of the nation's capital, the GOP is in the midst of damage control.
Humidity also causes formaldehyde gas to seep out of pressed-wood furniture, O'Connell says.
Trace amounts of oil, estimated to be no more than liters per day, continue to seep out intermittently near the original seep location and occasionally cause minor surface sheens.