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Definition of seep verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive] + adv./prep.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they seep
    he / she / it seeps
    past simple seeped
    -ing form seeping
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  1. 1(especially of liquids) to flow slowly and in small quantities through something or into something synonym trickle
  2. 2 Blood was beginning to seep through the bandages. Water seeped from a crack in the pipe.
  3. 3(figurative) Gradually the pain seeped away.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: seep