- 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
Words nearby bleed
How to use bleed in a sentence
He didn’t sleep on the bus, even as Saturday night bled into Sunday morning.A rare disease, a covid diagnosis, a painful decision: The death of basketball coach Lew Hill|Dave Sheinin|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
“I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you my heart bleeds for the people involved in it,” Andy Reid said after the game.Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid involved in car accident that injured two children|Mark Maske|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
These were 3-, 4-, 5-year-old kids bleeding to death, bleeding out of their ears, eyes, nose, skin and bowels, bleeding internally, vomiting blood.Emil Freireich, a pioneer of chemotherapy and a ‘towering figure in oncology,’ dies at 93|Emily Langer|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
A blanket of banana slices or pecans or nut butter between warm oatmeal and creamy-cold yogurt will protect the distinctly different soft foods from bleeding into one another as you sink your spoon through the many beautiful layers.Start Your Day With a Slop Parfait|Elazar Sontag|February 4, 2021|Eater
The lack of ego in that relationship is hopefully bleeding into this and we can have a similar situation here.Washington introduces new execs Martin Mayhew and Marty Hurney as focus shifts to quarterback|Nicki Jhabvala|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
This ever-so-slight heart-bleed for immigrant children branded him a party apostate, and he began to change course.Arkansas’s Blue Collar Social Conservatives Don’t Know What’s Coming|Monica Potts|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no reading of single lines whatsoever because the voices would bleed through on the other mics.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those prognosticators had reason to believe the 10,000 lakes could bleed a little red into Washington.What Al Franken’s Normcore Senate Race Can Teach Other Democrats|Ana Marie Cox|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For instance, when a couple is having trouble, the tension and hostility can bleed into BDSM scenes.Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue|Heather Boerner|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will the freedom you mentioned writing the novel bleed into your work writing your next screenplay?David Cronenberg: Why Frustrated Novelists Hate the Screenplay|Craig Hubert|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Only cut deep enough to make it bleed freely," said the surgeon, as he dressed Harry's arm.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Undoubtedly the type who got sick to his stomach at the sight of blood even though it might be no more than a nose-bleed.
I must not wound myself—I would bleed slowly—they might discover me still alive.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Called in to bleed Mme. de Mortsauf, whose life was saved by this operation.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
I suppose that something has been smashed up, so that it cannot bleed.Under Wellington's Command|G. A. Henty
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with bleed
In addition to the idiom beginning with bleed
- bleed someone white
- my heart bleeds for you