Associations to the word «Bleed»


BLEED, verb. (intransitive) (of an animal) To lose blood through an injured blood vessel.
BLEED, verb. (transitive) To let or draw blood from.
BLEED, verb. (transitive) To take large amounts of money from.
BLEED, verb. (transitive) To steadily lose (something vital).
BLEED, verb. (intransitive) (of an ink or dye) To spread from the intended location and stain the surrounding cloth or paper.
BLEED, verb. (transitive) To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing fluids.
BLEED, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To bleed on; to make bloody.
BLEED, verb. (intransitive) (copulative) To show one's group loyalty by showing (its associated color) in one's blood.
BLEED, verb. To lose sap, gum, or juice.
BLEED, verb. To issue forth, or drop, like blood from an incision.
BLEED, verb. (phonology) (transitive) (of a phonological rule) To destroy the environment where another phonological rule would have applied.
BLEED, noun. An incident of bleeding, as in haemophilia.
BLEED, noun. (printing) A narrow edge around a page layout, to be printed but cut off afterwards (added to allow for slight misalignment, especially with pictures that should run to the edge of the finished sheet).
BLEED, noun. (sound recording) The situation where sound is picked up by a microphone from a source other than that which is intended.
BLEED DRY, verb. (transitive) Of a slaughtered animal, to wait until all its blood has drained off.
BLEED DRY, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (informal) To bleed white.
BLEED LIKE A STUCK HOG, verb. Alternative form of bleed like a stuck pig
BLEED LIKE A STUCK PIG, verb. (simile) to bleed profusely
BLEED OUT, verb. To die due to excess bloodloss; to bleed to death
BLEED THE LIZARD, verb. (idiomatic) (slang)To urinate.
BLEED TO DEATH, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see bleed,‎ to,‎ death.
BLEED TO DEATH, verb. (intransitive) To die from massive bloodloss, usually from severe arterial bleeding.
BLEED WHITE, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (informal) To cause someone hardship by cutting all their supplies off.

Dictionary definition

BLEED, verb. Lose blood from one's body.
BLEED, verb. Draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment".
BLEED, verb. Get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!".
BLEED, verb. Be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run".
BLEED, verb. Drain of liquid or steam; "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway