bleed white

bleed white
phrasal to drain of blood or resources

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bleed white — ► bleed white drain of wealth or resources. Main Entry: ↑white …   English terms dictionary

  • bleed white — phrasal : to drain or be drained of blood or resources * * * bleed white To drain completely of resources • • • Main Entry: ↑white …   Useful english dictionary

  • bleed white — verb To cause someone hardship by cutting all their supplies off. Besieging the castle will bleed it white and force it to surrender …   Wiktionary

  • bleed white — Synonyms and related words: ablate, absorb, abuse, assimilate, bleed, burn up, clip, consume, denude, deplete, deplume, despoil, digest, displume, divest, drain, drain of resources, dry, eat, eat up, erode, exhaust, expend, exploit, finish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bleed white — drain of blood or resources …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bleed white or dry — idi to deplete of all resources, money, etc., as through excessive demands Corruption bled the country white[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • bleed — /bleed/, v., bled /bled/, bleeding, n., adj. v.i. 1. to lose blood from the vascular system, either internally into the body or externally through a natural orifice or break in the skin: to bleed from the mouth. 2. (of injured tissue,… …   Universalium

  • white — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of the colour of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light. 2) very pale. 3) relating to a human group having light coloured skin, especially of European ancestry. 4) morally or spiritually pure. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • white — [hwīt, wīt] adj. whiter, whitest [ME hwit < OE, akin to Ger weiss, ON hvitr, MDu wit < IE * kweid , to gleam, bright, white > WHEAT, OSlav švěšta, a light, candle] 1. having the color of pure snow or milk; of the color of radiated,… …   English World dictionary

  • bleed — [[t]blid[/t]] v. bled(bled), bleed•ing, 1) pat to lose, discharge, or exude blood 2) bot (of a plant) to exude sap, resin, etc., from a wound 3) tex a) to run or become diffused: The colors bled when the dress was washed[/ex] b) tex to lose or… …   From formal English to slang

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