Definition of seep verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

seep

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//siːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//siːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they seep
BrE BrE//siːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//siːp//
 
he / she / it seeps
BrE BrE//siːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//siːps//
 
past simple seeped
BrE BrE//siːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//siːpt//
 
past participle seeped
BrE BrE//siːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//siːpt//
 
-ing form seeping
BrE BrE//ˈsiːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (especially of liquids) to flow slowly and in small quantities through something or into something synonym trickle Blood was beginning to seep through the bandages. Water seeped from a crack in the pipe. (figurative) Gradually the pain seeped away. Word Origin late 18th cent.: perhaps a dialect form of Old English sīpian ‘to soak’.Extra examples The damp seeped through her thin shoes. The power had gradually seeped away. Water was seeping out of the tank. The gas seeps out of the rock from an underground source.
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