- to permit (printed illustrations or ornamentation) to run off the page or sheet.
- to trim the margin of (a book or sheet) so closely as to mutilate the text or illustration.
- a sheet or page margin trimmed so as to mutilate the text or illustration.
- a part thus trimmed off.
Idioms about bleed
Origin of bleed
OTHER WORDS FROM bleedoutbleed, verb (used with object), out·bled, out·bleed·ing.un·bled, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bleedbled , bleed , blood
How to use bleed in a sentence
The edges of the elegant paper are crackled; the ink bled into the linen weave long ago and has not faded.
How much of that maternal vibe we saw with Vee and the girls also bled off-screen on the set?OITNB’s New Villain Vee, Played By Lorraine Toussaint, Speaks for the First Time|Kevin Fallon|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, Nermine El-Hadded, also 13, bled to death in a hospital after she was operated on.
Hot compressed air “bled” from the engines goes through these packs to cool it before it flows on into the cabin.The Exemplary Plane at the Heart of the MH370 Mystery|Clive Irving|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Day and night, the man haunted the caves with his screams, cutting himself with stones until he bled.
How the poor creature smiled upon her guests as they arrived, whilst her wounded heart bled on!
When Lawrence came in sight of the once fine plantation of Judge Lindsly his heart bled.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
I was placed in bed, a physician called in, and after being bled, I found myself sensibly relieved.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
The cow should be bled, and take a large dose of physic; then wash the udder as in caked bag.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
Small boughs and bunches of leaves rained from surrounding trees, while each trunk bled from a thousand wounds.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
British Dictionary definitions for bleed
- an illustration or sheet trimmed so that some matter is bled
- (as modifier)a bleed page
Word Origin for bleed
Medical definitions for bleed
Other Idioms and Phrases with bleed
In addition to the idiom beginning with bleed
- bleed someone white
- my heart bleeds for you