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Verb: bleed (bled)  bleed
  1. Lose blood from one's body
    - shed blood, hemorrhage [N. Amer], haemorrhage [Brit, Cdn]
  2. (medicine) draw blood
    "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment";
    - leech [archaic], phlebotomize, phlebotomise [Brit]
  3. Get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
    "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"
  4. Be diffused
    "These dyes and colours are guaranteed not to bleed";
    - run
  5. Drain of liquid or steam
    "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine"

Derived forms: bled, bleeds, bleeding

Type of: care for, diffuse, discharge, eject, empty, exhaust, expel, extort, fan out, gouge [informal], rack [archaic], release, spread, spread out, squeeze, treat, wring

Encyclopedia: Bleed