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Definition of bleed:

  1. To draw money from ( one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund.
  2. 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.
  3. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision.
  4. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.
  5. To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence.
  6. To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded.
  7. To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap.
  8. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause.
  9. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers.

Synonyms:

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