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Bleed - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bleed' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bleed [ v. i.]
- To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose.
- To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers.
- To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence.
- To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision.
- To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded.
- To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause.
2 . Bleed [ v. t.]
- To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.
- To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap.
- To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund.

Meaning of 'Bleed' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bleed [ v]
Meaning (1):
- drain of liquid or steam
Example in sentence:
  • bleed the radiators;
  • the mechanic bled the engine
Meaning (2):
- draw blood
Example in sentence:
  • In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment
Meaning (3):
- be diffused
Example in sentence:
  • These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run
Meaning (4):
- get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
Example in sentence:
  • They bled me dry--I have nothing left!