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    leeked like a verb?

    hello!!!

    IŽd like to know the meaning of this word "leeked", this is the phrase:

    "...he suspects that his credit card information leeked from a transaction..."

    thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: leeked like a verb?

    It should be leaked, meaning that the information reached people it shouldn't have.

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    Re: leeked like a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by caroltorresruiz View Post
    hello!!!

    IŽd like to know the meaning of this word "leeked", this is the phrase:

    "...he suspects that his credit card information leeked from a transaction..."

    thanks in advance
    I agree with TDOL's interpreatation, but I don't care much for the sentence. A person can "leak" information, but information really doesn't leak.

    I would write: he suspects that his credit card information was stolen during a transaction.

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    Re: leeked like a verb?

    Not a big fan of ergative and middle verbs?

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    Re: leeked like a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I agree with TDOL's interpreatation, but I don't care much for the sentence. A person can "leak" information, but information really doesn't leak.

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    I'm not sure about this.

    "The bucket leaks" and "Water leaks out of the bucket" strike my ear as both acceptable.

    This suggetss that "The department leaks" and "Information leaks out of the department" should both be acceptable; and to my ear they are. Is your problem with the idea of one person leaking?

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    Re: leeked like a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Not a big fan of ergative and middle verbs?
    I have no problem with ergative verbs. I have a problem with a transation leaking information. I know what a leaky bucket is; what is a leaky transaction?

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    Re: leeked like a verb?

    I don't really see much difference between a report being leaked and information leaking out over the internet.

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    Re: leeked like a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I don't really see much difference between a report being leaked and information leaking out over the internet.
    So you think "information leaking from a transaction" is correct?

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    Re: leeked like a verb?

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    There is a lot of talk about "data leaks" nowadays, and the causes of "data leaks" seem to be fairly wide-ranging. So the idea of a "leaky transaction" doesn't seem to be terribly far-fetched. I mean, wouldn't that be more or less the opposite of a "secure transaction"?
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