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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbleedbleed /bliːd/ ●●○ verb (past tense and past participle bled /bled/) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 blood a) [intransitive]MIINJURE to lose blood, especially because of an injury πŸ”Š Your nose is bleeding. πŸ”Š Tragically, she bled to death.bleed profusely/heavily (=bleed a lot) πŸ”Š Mrs Burke was found unconscious and bleeding profusely. b) [transitive] to take some blood from someone’s body, done in the past in order to treat a disease πŸ”Š When he fell sick several days later, he had a doctor bleed him.2 money [transitive]MONEY to force someone to pay an unreasonable amount of money over a period of time πŸ”Š His ex-wife clearly intends to bleed him for every last penny.bleed somebody dry/white (=take all their money, possessions etc) πŸ”Š The ten-year war has bled the country dry.3 air/liquid [transitive]AIRLIQUID to remove air or liquid from a system in order to make it work properly, for example from a heating system πŸ”Š We need to bleed the radiators.4 colour [intransitive]CC to spread from one area of cloth or paper to another syn run πŸ”Š Wash it in cold water so the colours don’t bleed.5 β†’ bleed red ink β†’ my heart bleeds (for somebody) at heart1(38)β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bleedβ€’ The brake line had to be bled.β€’ All the crews of the after guns were knocked over by the concussion, and bled from the nose or ears.β€’ Marcia bled him for every penny he had.β€’ The dark blue bled into the white of the shirt.β€’ A deep cut on her wrist was bleeding profusely.bled to deathβ€’ He cut his wrists and bled to death.β€’ In real life, Selena ran out of that motel room with a bullet wound, and bled to death.β€’ Losing a leg to a shell, he quickly bled to death.β€’ Within minutes she had bled to death.β€’ He bled to death after being shot in the stomach.β€’ As it was cruel to Eileen, who'd bled to death after the birth of her tiny baby.β€’ He quickly bled to death from the injury.β€’ He bled to death in 15 minutes.β€’ She did not care if he bled to death in front of her.