- 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.
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