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.
Origin of bleed
Related formsout·bleed, verb (used with object), out·bled, out·bleed·ing.un·bled, adjective
Can be confusedbled bleed blood
Examples from the Web for bleed
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
Spain was hammered by the financial crisis and continues to bleed.
But she continued to bleed, and the staff became all the more alarmed.
The force of the two reacting spreads the foam through the chest cavity, hardening to apply pressure to any bleed sites.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Dutch clearly meant to bleed the King to death with indecisive engagements.Monk|Julian Corbett
In the mean time the one who brought it, by cutting the neck of the head, caused that also to bleed.
Bleed after twelve hours, if pulse rises again, and continue dosing and bleeding till either the dog or inflammation gives in.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
His boot filled with blood, and the wound continued to bleed fast.The Guns of Shiloh|Joseph A. Altsheler
It caused his wounds, the anguish of which time had in some degree abated, to bleed afresh.
British Dictionary definitions for bleed
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
Medicine definitions for bleed
Idioms and Phrases with bleed
In addition to the idiom beginning with bleed
- bleed someone white
- my heart bleeds for you