Definition of bleed verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bleed

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bliːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bliːd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bleed
    BrE BrE//bliːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bliːd//
     
    he / she / it bleeds
    BrE BrE//bliːdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bliːdz//
     
    past simple bled
    BrE BrE//bled//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bled//
     
    past participle bled
    BrE BrE//bled//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bled//
     
    -ing form bleeding
    BrE BrE//ˈbliːdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbliːdɪŋ//
     
    Injuries
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to lose blood, especially from a wound or an injury My finger's bleeding. She slowly bled to death. He was bleeding from a gash on his head. The small blood vessels in the nose bleed easily. Wordfinderbandage, bleed, bruise, fracture, hurt, injury, plaster, sore, swell, wound See related entries: Injuries
  2. 2[transitive] bleed somebody (in the past) to take blood from somebody as a way of treating disease
  3. 3[transitive] bleed somebody (for something) (informal) to force somebody to pay a lot of money over a period of time My ex-wife is bleeding me for every penny I have.
  4. 4[transitive] bleed something to remove air or liquid from something so that it works correctly
  5. 5[intransitive] bleed (into something) to spread from one area of something to another area Keep the paint fairly dry so that the colours don't bleed into each other.
  6. Word Origin Old English blēdan, of Germanic origin; related to blood.Idioms (disapproving) to take away all somebody’s money The big corporations are bleeding some of these small countries dry.
    my heart bleeds (for somebody)
     
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    (ironic) used to say that you do not feel sympathy or pity for somebody ‘I have to go to Brazil on business.’ ‘My heart bleeds for you!’
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