verb (used without object), bled [bled] /blɛd/, bleed·ing.
verb (used with object), bled [bled] /blɛd/, bleed·ing.
- 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.
- bledisloe cup,
- bleed someone white,
- bleed valve,
- bleeder resistor,
- bleeder tile
Origin of bleed
Examples from the Web for bled
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.
Pulling me away from the crowd at the VFW, Flores said, “We suffered, we lost men, we bled that day.”
How many victims had, like myself, sat there and been “bled”?Hushed Up|William Le Queux
Madame is taking remedies; she was bled two days ago and has taken medicine to-day.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
Her lips were full and of a startling scarlet, as though they bled.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
He physicked indiscriminately, or bled or starved his patients, without paying the slightest regard to their ailments.Peter the Whaler|W.H.G. Kingston
All day long he bled till he was so weak that he could hardly move.Stories of Robin Hood|Bertha E. Bush
verb bleeds, bleeding or bled
- an illustration or sheet trimmed so that some matter is bled
- (as modifier)a bleed page
Word Origin for bleed
past tense and past participle of bleed (v.).
Old English bledan "to let blood," in Middle English and after, "to let blood from surgically;" also "to emit blood," from Proto-Germanic *blodjan "emit blood" (cf. Old Norse blæða, German bluten), from *bhlo-to- "swell, gush, spurt" (see blood (n.)). Meaning "extort money from" is from 1670s. Of dyes or paints, from 1862. Related: Bled; bleeding.
In addition to the idiom beginning with bleed
- bleed someone white
- my heart bleeds for you