from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Chiefly British Slang Used as an intensive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of bleed.
  • adj. (used as an intensifier) extreme, outright.
  • adv. (used as an intensifier) Extremely.
  • n. The flow or loss of blood from a damaged blood vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Emitting, or appearing to emit, blood or sap, etc.; also, expressing anguish or compassion.
  • n. A running or issuing of blood, as from the nose or a wound; a hemorrhage; the operation of letting blood, as in surgery; a drawing or running of sap from a tree or plant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A running or issuing of blood, as from the nose; a hemorrhage; the operation of letting blood, as in surgery.
  • n. The drawing of sap from a tree or plant.
  • n. In bookbinding, an excessive trimming down of the margins of a book, which cuts into and mutilates the print.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel


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  • Even when I am yet again bleeding from the eyeballs as I write another first draft.

    Over the hump! Wheeeeee!

  • One does not have to be what you call a bleeding heart liberal to understand the dangers of street corner 'justice'.

    Slugger O'Toole

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  • Still, even as he ran to the car, dripping sweat and bleeding from the gash in his forehead, with the river already up to the wheel wells, he realized that the choices he had just made said something about who he was.

    Publication of 3rd place string of 10

  • The second duelist, although less seriously wounded, was bleeding from a gash to his thigh.

    Excerpt: Wedlock by Wendy Moore

  • The man Paiko had stepped on was bleeding from a bullet wound.

    A Simple Case

  • If we see the earth bleeding from the loss of topsoil, biodiversity, or drought and desertification, and if we help reclaim or save what is lost -- for instance, through regeneration of degraded forests -- the planet will help us in our self-healing and indeed survival.

    Wangari Maathai: Spiritual Environmentalism: Healing Ourselves by Replenishing the Earth

  • In its passage it cleared the body of a man, who lay motionless, bleeding from a bullet-wound in the neck.


  • After four hours, we will take a blood count (a CBC) to tell us whether there is bleeding from the liver into the abdominal cavity.

    Percutaneous Liver Biopsy

  • I ended up bleeding from the throat (I'm talking pulsating bleeding into a pail) and back in emergency 4 times.



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  • For Hectic fever and for Spitting Blood,

    Consumption on the lungs et cetera -

    bleeding is serviceable...

    - Peter Reading, Receipt (1793), from Nothing for Anyone, 1977

    June 26, 2008