take a leak

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Etymology[edit]

From the slang use of leak in reference to an act of urination.

Verb[edit]

take a leak (third-person singular simple present takes a leak, present participle taking a leak, simple past took a leak, past participle taken a leak)

  1. (informal, euphemistic) To urinate.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:urinate
    • 1976, “The Piano Has Been Drinking”, performed by Tom Waits:
      The piano has been drinking / My neck tie is asleep / And the combo went back to New York / The jukebox has to take a leak

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