Bleed (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bled (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Bleeding.] [OE. bleden, AS. bldan, fr. bld blood; akin to Sw. bloda, Dan. blode, 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.

2.

To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers.

3.

To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence.

"Caesar must bleed."

Shak.

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day. Pope.

4.

To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision.

For me the balm shall bleed. Pope.

5.

To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded.

6.

To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause.

[Colloq.]

To make the heart bleed, to cause extreme pain, as from sympathy or pity.

 

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Bleed, v. t.

1.

To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.

2.

To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap.

A decaying pine of stately size, bleeding amber. H. Miller.

3.

To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund.

[Colloq.]

 

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