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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By adding the ability to detect leaks to their service arsenal, pros are reducing outside costs to sub-contract work to other companies and reducing the time it takes to solve their customers needs with the added benefit of LeakTronics personal customer service to keep them working.
The test system enables even the smallest leaks to be detected without any test gas or electricity, as it utilizes a Venturi nozzle requiring only compressed air instead of a vacuum pump.
The module allows for leaks to be detected and repaired more efficiently than in the past, improving safety and potentially reducing financial losses resulting from the leak.
* Distributed Temperature Gradient Sensing in real-time: OptaSense DTGS delivers a revolution in leak sensing, for the first time opening up a new category of difficult-to-detect small leaks to inspection.
Some detection approaches require more significant leaks to trigger an alarm.
Auto-zero works by resetting the zero reference point to eliminate the helium background, allowing only real leaks to be seen.
What's more, contractors that perform pool repair can use this verified knowledge of leaks to bid repair work without having to sub-contract their leak detections to another company.
Several approaches are available to determine how many and which repaired leaks to process:
It may be worth manual intervention on some or all of these remaining leaks to attempt to determine where they belong.
While the primary function of FloLogic is to prevent property damage, it has the added benefit of flagging hidden leaks to save natural resources and money on water bills.