bleed
I. verb (bled; bleeding) Etymology: Middle English bleden, from Old English blēdan, from blōd blood Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to emit or lose blood b. to sacrifice one's blood especially in battle 2. to feel anguish, pain, or sympathy <
a heart that bleeds at a friend's misfortune
>
3. a. to escape by oozing or flowing (as from a wound) b. to spread into or through something gradually ; seep <
foreign policy bleeds into economic policy — J. B. Judis
>
4. to give up some constituent (as sap or dye) by exuding or diffusing it 5. a. to pay out or give money b. to have money extorted 6. to be printed so as to run off one or more edges of the page after trimming transitive verb 1. to remove or draw blood from 2. to get or extort money from especially over a prolonged period 3. to draw sap from (a tree) 4. a. to extract or let out some or all of a contained substance from <
bleed a brake line
>
b. to extract or cause to escape from a container c. to diminish gradually — usually used with off <
a pilot bleeding off airspeed
>
d. to lose rapidly and uncontrollably <
the company was bleeding money
>
e. sap <
cost overruns…bleed other programs — Alex Roland
>
5. to cause (as a printed illustration) to bleed II. noun Date: circa 1937 1. printed matter (as an illustration) that bleeds; also the part of a bleed trimmed off 2. the escape of blood from vessels ; hemorrhage

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