from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To pass slowly through small openings or pores; ooze.
- intransitive v. To enter, depart, or become diffused gradually.
- n. A spot where water or petroleum trickles out of the ground to form a pool.
- n. Seepage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground (e.g. water, petroleum or tar) has oozed to the surface
- n. moisture that seeps out; a seepage
- v. to ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To run or soak through fine pores and interstices; to ooze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To ooze or percolate gently; flow gently or drippingly through pores; trickle.
- To drain off: said of any wet thing laid on a grating or the like to drain: as, let it seep there.
- n. A small exudation of ground-water; a small spring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
He paused again, letting the name seep into the minds of those assembled and waiting for the general reaction.
One long hot breath followed by another causes clouds to seep from the bell.
As he climbed to a higher altitude, the chemical continued to seep from the plane.
Not until the late '70s, however, did the phrase seep into the American cooking vocabulary.
A young woman sitting next to me was confused by the word seep and wanted to know whether it was spelled 'sepe' or 'seap', but to those who are at least as smart as a fifth grader, it spells bad news.
There are fragments of memory that seep from the short-term memory cache to the long-term memory in the recovery room as the drug wears off.
With Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in crisis -- yes, Roger really did do nothing about the impending loss of Lucky Strike and the ever odious Lee Garner Jr. really did let word seep out sooner than his promised 30 days -- Peggy performs well by giving her previously scheduled pitch on a campaign for one of Playtex's female products.
With Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in crisis -- yes, Roger really did do nothing about the impending loss of Lucky Strike and the ever-odious Lee Garner Jr. really did let word seep out sooner than his promised 30 days -- Peggy performs well by giving her previously scheduled pitch on a campaign for one of Playtex's female products.
He looks toward the bedroom door as he says this, as if the word will seep through the crack under the door for Jennifer to hear.
Essentially, while there is major concern over off-shore drilling where rules are not adequately enforced as in the Gulf, nothing is being done about the natural seep, which is far worse.
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