leak (something) to (someone or something)

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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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Summary: LOUISIANA (Cihan) --Nearly 35.000 barrels oil leaking to Gulf of Mexico.
According the information been given by the American scientist nearly 35 thousand barrel oil is leaking to the Gulf of Mexico.
Scientist has made an explanation and said there had been leaking nearly 12.000 or 19000 barrels oil leaking to Gulf.