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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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