Bleed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bliːd|  American pronunciation of the word bleed
Brit.  |bliːd|  British pronunciation of the word bleed
irregular verb:  p.t. — bled  p.p. — bled

verb

- lose blood from one's body (syn: hemorrhage)
- draw blood (syn: leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize)
- get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
- be diffused (syn: run)
- drain of liquid or steam

bleed the radiators

Examples

She was bleeding from the face and hands.

Doctors used to bleed their patients in an effort to cure them.

We bled air from the tank.

You'll need to bleed the car's brake lines.

Our hearts bleed for you in your sorrow.

My heart bleeds for him.

Your nose is bleeding.

Tragically, she bled to death.

Mrs Burke was found unconscious and bleeding profusely.

When he fell sick several days later, he had a doctor bleed him.

His ex-wife clearly intends to bleed him for every last penny.

The ten-year war has bled the country dry.

We need to bleed the radiators.

Wash it in cold water so the colours don't bleed.

I'll have to get up early to catch the train tomorrow. - My heart bleeds for you, I have to do that every morning!

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: bleed
he/she/it: bleeds
present participle: bleeding
past tense: bled
past participle: bled
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