Definition of leaky in US English:

leaky

adjectiveleakier, leakiest

  • Having a leak or leaks.

    ‘a leaky roof’
    • ‘I don't care about rotten window frames, leaky roof tiles, the magnolia paint in the hall, the dirty lino in the kitchen.’
    • ‘One reason the law of leaky abstractions is problematic is that it means that abstractions do not really simplify our lives as much as they were meant to.’
    • ‘There really is nothing behind his eyes but for a leaky roof dripping into a pale blue bucket.’
    • ‘The owners of leaky homes would be eligible for general damages, including compensation for mental distress and anxiety, under legislation debated by Parliament yesterday.’
    • ‘‘It was embarrassing showing parents around the draughty old ones with their leaky roofs,’ he said.’
    • ‘That's hardly surprising given the salt spray and leaky roof in the current place.’
    • ‘If they ever have a problem - a leaky tap, a blocked drain or a broken washing machine - they need only to make a phone call to their managers and it will be sorted out.’
    • ‘While some patching had been done, the leaky roof is still cause for concern, she said.’
    • ‘It is more comfortable and better looking than a leaky, hot concrete roof.’
    • ‘A leaky valve and a tight schedule are causing NASA some headaches.’
    • ‘If they'd fix one leaky tap that's been dripping for at least 9 years next to the church we'd probably save on a load of water expenses!’
    • ‘Like the ticking of an old clock or a leaky water tap, you get so used to it that it simply seems to disappear after a while.’
    • ‘And the fire service has been asked for advice about a leaky tap.’
    • ‘Those leaky roofs, outdated books and peeling paint offer no attraction to young or aged readers.’
    • ‘The repairs should take two to three weeks, and include installing new air conditioning, new plumbing and repairing a leaky roof.’
    • ‘The town will be disturbed, therefore, to learn that the church is facing a £400,000 repair bill for its roof and leaky tower.’
    • ‘We look at materials and design features that contribute to leaky buildings and some of the potential health risks of leaky homes.’
    • ‘Reduce water consumption through conservation efforts such as fixing leaky taps.’
    • ‘Her home was no longer a Victorian style house with a two car garage, a temperamentally leaky roof, and a basketball goal.’
    • ‘If high levels of both molecules are found, it indicates a leaky gut condition.’
    leaking, dripping
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Pronunciation

leaky

/ˈliki//ˈlēkē/