AskDefine | Define bleed

Dictionary Definition



1 lose blood from one's body [syn: shed blood, hemorrhage]
2 draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment" [syn: 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]
5 drain of liquid or steam; "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine" [also: bled]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'bliːd/
  • Rhymes with: -iːd


  1. Of an animal, to lose blood through an injured blood vessel.
  2. To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing fluids.


lose blood through an injured blood vessel
remove air bubbles from a pipe


Extensive Definition

Bleed may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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