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VERB (5)

1. lose blood from one's body;
[syn: shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage]

2. draw blood;
- Example: "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
[syn: bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise]

3. get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone;
- Example: "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"

4. be diffused;
- Example: "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
[syn: run, bleed]

5. drain of liquid or steam;
- Example: "bleed the radiators"
- Example: "the mechanic bled the engine"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bleed \Bleed\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bled; p. pr. & vb. n. Bleeding.] [OE. bleden, AS. bl?dan, fr. bl?d blood; akin to Sw. bl["o]da, Dan. bl["o]de, D. bloeden, G. bluten. See Blood.] 1. To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose. [1913 Webster] 2. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers. [1913 Webster] 3. To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence. "C[ae]sar must bleed." --Shak. [1913 Webster] The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision. [1913 Webster] For me the balm shall bleed. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded. [1913 Webster] 6. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] To make the heart bleed, to cause extreme pain, as from sympathy or pity. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bleed \Bleed\, v. t. 1. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein. [1913 Webster] 2. To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap. [1913 Webster] A decaying pine of stately size, bleeding amber. --H. Miller. [1913 Webster] 3. To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bleed v 1: lose blood from one's body [syn: shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage] 2: draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment" [syn: bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise] 3: get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!" 4: be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run" [syn: run, bleed] 5: drain of liquid or steam; "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

147 Moby Thesaurus words for "bleed": abridge, abuse, ache, agonize, anguish, be sorry for, bereave, bleed for, bleed white, bloody, broach, brood over, clip, commiserate, compassionate, condole with, cup, curtail, cut off, decant, denude, deplume, deprive, deprive of, despoil, discharge, disentitle, displume, divest, draft, draft off, drain, draw, draw from, draw off, dry, ease one of, ecchymose, effuse, emit, empty, excrete, exfiltrate, exhaust, exploit, extravasate, exudate, exude, feel for, feel sorrow for, feel sorry for, filter, filtrate, flay, fleece, fret, give a transfusion, give off, go hard with, gouge, grieve, hemorrhage, hold up, hurt, ill-use, impose upon, impoverish, lament for, leach, leech, let, let blood, let out, lighten one of, lixiviate, lose blood, make use of, manipulate, milk, mine, misuse, mope, mourn, mulct, ooze, overcharge, overprice, overtax, percolate, perfuse, phlebotomize, pick clean, pine, pine away, pipette, pity, play on, pluck, presume upon, profiteer, pump, pump out, reek, rook, screw, seep, sew, shear, shed blood, siphon off, skin, soak, sorrow, spill blood, stick, sting, strain, strip, strip bare, stroke, suck, suck dry, suck out, suffer, suffer anguish, surcharge, sweat, swindle, sympathize, sympathize with, take advantage of, take away from, take from, take on, tap, transfuse, transpire, transude, use, use ill, venesect, victimize, weep, weep for, work on, work upon, writhe