seep

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
seep

Third-person singular
seeps

Past tense
seeped

Past participle
seeped

Present participle
seeping

  1. (intransitive) If a liquid or gas seeps out of where it was held, or into where it doesn't belong, it moves slowly in small amounts.
    She noticed blood seeping out of the bandage on his finger.
    The chill of the air started to seep in under the thickness of his coat.
    The truth only began to seep out weeks later, after the police had stopped looking.

Noun[change]

Singular
seep

Plural
seeps

A water in the rock.
  1. (countable) A seep is a spring or a place where liquid or oil comes out in small amounts.
    The plants were fed by seeps in the cliff walls.

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