leak (something) to (someone or something)
To release or reveal information that was supposed to remain secret or classified to someone, something, or some group. A White House staffer has been accused of leaking the president's agenda out to the press. A whistleblower within the company leaked out information about their tax evasion practices.
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leak something to someone
Fig. to tell [otherwise secret] information to someone. The government leaked a phony story to the press just to see how far it would travel. The government leaks things to the press occasionally, just to see the reaction.
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- leak (something) to (someone or something)
- throw a little light on (something)
- come out against
- come out against (someone or something)
- take (something) public
- take public
- take something public
- throw a lot of light on (something)
- come out in favor of (someone or something)
- come out for (someone or something)