American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To emit or lose blood.
- v. To be wounded, especially in battle.
- v. To feel sympathetic grief or anguish: My heart bleeds for the victims of the air crash.
- v. To exude a fluid such as sap.
- v. To pay out money, especially an exorbitant amount.
- v. To run together or be diffused, as dyes in wet cloth.
- v. To undergo or be subject to such a diffusion of color: The madras skirt bled when it was first washed.
- v. To show through a layer of paint, as a stain or resin in wood.
- v. To be printed so as to go off the edge or edges of a page after trimming.
- v. To take or remove blood from.
- v. To extract sap or juice from.
- v. To draw liquid or gaseous contents from; drain.
- v. To draw off (liquid or gaseous matter) from a container.
- v. To obtain money from, especially by improper means.
- v. To drain of all valuable resources: "Politicians . . . never stop inventing illicit enterprises of government that bleed the national economy” ( David A. Stockman).
- v. To cause (an illustration, for example) to bleed.
- v. To trim (a page, for example) so closely as to mutilate the printed or illustrative matter.
- n. An instance of bleeding.
- n. Illustrative matter that bleeds.
- n. A page trimmed so as to bleed.
- n. The part of the page that is trimmed off.
- bleed off Aerospace To decrease: "Mike reared the chopper almost vertical to bleed off airspeed” ( Robert Coram).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To void or emit blood; drop, or run with, blood: as, the wound bled profusely; his nose bleeds.
- Figuratively, to feel pity, sorrow, or anguish; be filled with sympathy or grief: with for: as, my heart bleeds for him.
- To come to light: in allusion to the old superstitious belief that the body of a murdered person would begin to bleed if the murderer approached it.
- To shed one's blood; be severely wounded or die, as in battle or the like.
- To lose sap, gum, or juice, as a tree or a vine.
- To pay or lose money freely; be subjected to extortion of money: as, they made him bleed freely for that whim.
- In dyeing, to be washed out: said of the color of a dyed fabric when it stains water in which it is immersed.
- To leak; become leaky.
- To yield; produce: applied to grain.
- To cause to lose blood, as by wounding; take blood from by opening a vein, as in phlebotomy.
- To lose, as blood; emit or distil, as juice, sap, or gum.
- To extort or exact money from; sponge on: as, the sharpers bled him freely.
- In dyeing, to extract the coloring matter from (a dye-drug).
- In bookbinding, to trim the margin of (a book) so closely as to mutilate the print.
- To allow an escape of (liquid or gas) through a cock or valve from a higher pressure to a lower. Specifically — To let (steam) escape by a by-pass from a high-pressure cylinder of a compound engine to one of the low-pressure cylinders.
- In making turpentine, to obtain resin from (living trees) by cutting into them.
- v. intransitive, of an animal To lose blood through an injured blood vessel.
- v. transitive To let or draw blood from an animal.
- v. transitive To take large amounts of money from.
- v. transitive To steadily lose (something vital).
- v. intransitive, of an ink or dye To spread from the intended location and stain the surrounding cloth or paper.
- v. transitive To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing fluids.
- v. obsolete, transitive To bleed on; to make bloody.
- v. intransitive, copulative To show one's group loyalty by showing (its associated color) in one's blood.
- n. An incident of bleeding, as in haemophilia.
- n. In printing (1): a narrow edge around a page layout, to be printed but cut off afterwards (added to allow for slight misalignment, especially with pictures that should run to the edge of the finished sheet).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means.
- v. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood.
- v. To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence.
- v. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision.
- v. To lose sap, gum, or juice.
- v. colloq. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted.
- v. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.
- v. To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap.
- v. colloq. To draw money from (one); to induce to pay.
- v. lose blood from one's body
- v. get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
- v. draw blood
- v. be diffused
- v. drain of liquid or steam
- From Old English blēdan, from Proto-Germanic *blōþijanan (“to bleed”), from Proto-Germanic *blōþan (“blood”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bleden, from Old English blēdan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“MARK SHURTLEFF, UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL: Their religious belief is that they are to -- what they call bleed the beast, the beast being the government.”
“MARK SHURTLEFF, UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL: Their religious belief is that they are to what they call bleed the beast, the beast being the government.”
“MARK SHURTLEFF, UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL: Their religious belief is that they are to, what they call bleed the beast, the beast being the government.”
“Further, she states, If a manual brake bleed is performed, with full and rapid stroke of the brake pedal, the seal can become twisted within its retention groove.”
“I. Am, the network will dazzle us with crazy technology until we bleed from the brain.”
“Well, once again, they will dazzle us with crazy technology until we bleed from the brain:”
“It occurs in approximately 15 percent of people with AGS, and in 30 to 50 percent of these events the bleed is fatal.”
“The nadir is a middle eight that involves the curly-haired one intoning, "When IIIIIII talk to youuuuuuuuuuuuu, on the phhhooooonnnnneee" as if he actually hates his lover and wants her to bleed from the ears.”
“If you can believe Matt Drudge, who makes my brain bleed too.”
“Microsoft must be seeing revenue bleed from the inside.”
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