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UK [bliːd] / US [blɪd] verb
Word forms "bleed":
present tense I/you/we/they bleed he/she/it bleeds present participle bleeding past tense bled UK [bled] / US past participle bled
1) [intransitive] to have blood flowing from your body, for example from a cut

I cut my finger and it's bleeding.

bleed from:

He was bleeding from a wound in his shoulder.

bleed heavily/profusely:

The victim was dumped by a roadside, bleeding profusely.

She would have bled to death if we hadn't found her.

2) [transitive] to make someone pay a lot of money, especially regularly over a long period of time

He'll try to bleed them for every penny he can get.

bleed someone dry (= take all of someone's money):

They were being bled dry by legal fees.

3) [intransitive] if the colour in clothing, paper etc bleeds, it accidentally spreads
4) [transitive] to remove liquid, gas, chemicals etc from a machine's system

He bled all the oil from the engine before starting work.

5) [transitive] to take blood from someone's body as part of a medical treatment, especially in the past
See:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bleed — /bleed/, v., bled /bled/, bleeding, n., adj. v.i. 1. to lose blood from the vascular system, either internally into the body or externally through a natural orifice or break in the skin: to bleed from the mouth. 2. (of injured tissue,… …   Universalium

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  • Bleed — Bleed, v. t. 1. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein. [1913 Webster] 2. To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap. [1913 Webster] A decaying pine of stately size, bleeding amber. H. Miller. [1913 Webster] 3. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bleed — bleed; bleed·er; …   English syllables

  • bleed — [blēd] vi. bled [bled] bleeding [ME bleden < OE bledan < blod, blood < IE * bhlē , var. of base * bhel , to swell > BALL1, BLOOM1] 1. to emit or lose blood 2. to suffer wounds or die in a battle or cause …   English World dictionary

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