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.
- To emit or lose blood.
- To be wounded, especially in battle.
- To feel sympathetic grief or anguish: My heart bleeds for the victims of the air crash.
- To exude a fluid such as sap.
- To pay out money, especially an exorbitant amount.
- To run together or be diffused, as dyes in wet cloth.
- To undergo or be subject to such a diffusion of color: The madras skirt bled when it was first washed.
- To show through a layer of paint, as a stain or resin in wood.
- To be printed so as to go off the edge or edges of a page after trimming.
- To take or remove blood from.
- To extract sap or juice from.
- To draw liquid or gaseous contents from; drain.
- To draw off (liquid or gaseous matter) from a container.
- To obtain money from, especially by improper means.
- To drain of all valuable resources: "Politicians . . . never stop inventing illicit enterprises of government that bleed the national economy” ( David A. Stockman).
- To cause (an illustration, for example) to bleed.
- To trim (a page, for example) so closely as to mutilate the printed or illustrative matter.
- An instance of bleeding.
- Illustrative matter that bleeds.
- A page trimmed so as to bleed.
- The part of the page that is trimmed off.
- bleed off Aerospace To decrease: "Mike reared the chopper almost vertical to bleed off airspeed” ( Robert Coram).