bleed

When you bleed, blood runs or oozes out of your body. Cutting your finger when you're chopping vegetables can make you bleed.

Some kind of illness or injury, particularly one that cuts or scrapes your skin, can make you bleed. In long ago days of medical care, doctors would deliberately bleed patients to treat specific conditions, though today we mainly bleed due to accidents. You can also use bleed to mean "drain of money or resources," as when a greedy relative bleeds his wealthy grandmother, using her fortune to buy himself fancy cars.

Primary Meanings of bleed

1.
v
lose blood from one's body
2.
v
get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
3.
v
be diffused
Full Definitions of bleed
1

v lose blood from one's body

Synonyms:
hemorrhage, shed blood
Types:
flow, menstruate
undergo menstruation
Type of:
discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release
eliminate (a substance)

v draw blood

“In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment”
Synonyms:
leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize
Type of:
care for, treat
provide treatment for

v drain of liquid or steam

bleed the radiators”
“the mechanic bled the engine”
Type of:
empty
make void or empty of contents
2

v get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

“They bled me dry--I have nothing left!”
Type of:
extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring
obtain by coercion or intimidation
3

v be diffused

Synonyms:
run
melt, melt down, run
reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
Types:
crock
release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
Type of:
diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out
move outward

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