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Definition of "bleed" []

  • To emit or lose blood. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be wounded, especially in battle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feel sympathetic grief or anguish: My heart bleeds for the victims of the air crash. (verb-intransitive)
  • To exude a fluid such as sap. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pay out money, especially an exorbitant amount. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bleed" in a sentence
  • "MARK SHURTLEFF, UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL: Their religious belief is that they are to -- what they call bleed the beast, the beast being the government."
  • "MARK SHURTLEFF, UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL: Their religious belief is that they are to what they call bleed the beast, the beast being the government."
  • "MARK SHURTLEFF, UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL: Their religious belief is that they are to, what they call bleed the beast, the beast being the government."