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take a leak
vulgar slang To urinate. Could you pull over? I need to take a leak.
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take a leak
Inf. to urinate. (Crude. Use caution with the topic. Usually in reference to a male.) I gotta go take a leak. Back in a minute. He just went out to take a leak.
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take a leak
Urinate, as in Excuse me, I've got to take a leak. [ Vulgar slang; c. 1930]
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take a leakINFORMAL, RUDE
When a man takes a leak, he urinates. I've got to take a leak, keep your eye on my drink, will you?
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take a ˈleak(slang) pass urine (= waste liquid) from the body: I’m just going to take a leak before we leave.
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take a leakand take a piss and take a squirt
tv. to urinate. (Crude. Often objectionable. Usually in reference to a male. Leak is the mildest and piss is the strongest.) I gotta go take a leak. Back in a minute. We stopped at a rest area so old Harry could take a piss.
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take a leakVulgar Slang
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take a leak, to
To urinate. This rather vulgar slangy term dates from the early twentieth century. A verse of the popular World War I song “Mademoiselle from Armentières” (1918; author of words and music not known) had it, “The proper place to take a leak/Is right on the corner of the main street.”
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