Verb: bleed (bled) bleed
- Lose blood from one's body
- shed blood, hemorrhage [N. Amer], haemorrhage [Brit, Cdn]
- (medicine) draw blood
"In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment";
- leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise [Brit]
- Get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
"They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"
- Be diffused
"These dyes and colours are guaranteed not to bleed";
- Drain of liquid or steam
"bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine"
Derived forms: bleeding, bled, bleeds
Type of: care for, diffuse, discharge, eject, empty, exhaust, expel, extort, fan out, gouge, rack, release, spread, spread out, squeeze, treat, wring