Nearby words

  1. bleat,
  2. bleaunt,
  3. bleb,
  4. bled,
  5. bledisloe cup,
  6. bleed someone white,
  7. bleed valve,
  8. bleeder,
  9. bleeder resistor,
  10. bleeder tile

Idioms

    bleed white. white(def 41).

Origin of bleed

before 1000; Middle English bleden, Old English blēdan, derivative of blōd blood

Related formsout·bleed, verb (used with object), out·bled, out·bleed·ing.un·bled, adjective

Can be confusedbled bleed blood

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British Dictionary definitions for bleed

bleed

/ (bliːd) /

verb bleeds, bleeding or bled

noun

printing
  1. an illustration or sheet trimmed so that some matter is bled
  2. (as modifier)a bleed page
printing the trimmings of a sheet that has been bled

Word Origin for bleed

Old English blēdan; see blood

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Word Origin and History for bleed

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for bleed

bleed

[ blēd ]

v.

To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
To take or remove blood from.

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Idioms and Phrases with bleed

bleed

In addition to the idiom beginning with bleed

  • bleed someone white

also see:

  • my heart bleeds for you
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