Definitions for: Bleed


[v] lose blood from one's body
[v] draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
[v] drain of water; "bleed the radiators"
[v] be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
[v] get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bleed, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Bleeding.] [OE. bleden, AS. bl?dan, fr. bl?d blood; akin to
Sw. bl["o]da, Dan. bl["o]de, D. bloeden, G. bluten. See
Blood.]
1. 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.

2. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A.
bleeds in fevers.

3. To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death
or severe wounds; to die by violence. ``C[ae]sar must
bleed.'' --Shak.

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day. --Pope.

4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision.

For me the balm shall bleed. --Pope.

5. To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds
when tapped or wounded.

6. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as,
to bleed freely for a cause. [Colloq.]

To make the heart bleed, to cause extreme pain, as from
sympathy or pity.


Bleed, v. t.
1. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by
opening a vein.

2. To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap.

A decaying pine of stately size, bleeding amber.
--H. Miller.

3. To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled
him freely for this fund. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: hemorrhage, leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, run, shed blood

See Also: care for, crock, diffuse, discharge, drain, eject, expel, extort, fan out, flow, gouge, menstruate, rack, release, spread, spread out, treat, wring

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