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Water from lakes, not properly contained (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

leaks

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Here is my best explanation:

'water from' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'lakes not properly contained' is the wordplay.
'lakes' anagrams to 'LEAKS'.
Though, I'm not clear how the anagram is indicated.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard