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Meaning of BLEED

Pronunciation:  bleed

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

BLEED is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.]
    
    
 
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