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Bled \Bled\, imp. & p. p. of Bleed.


Bleed \Bleed\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bled; p. pr. & vb. n. Bleeding.] [OE. bleden, AS. bl?dan, fr. bl?d blood; akin to Sw. bl["o]da, Dan. bl["o]de, D. bloeden, G. bluten. See Blood.]

  1. To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose.

  2. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers.

  3. To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence. ``C[ae]sar must bleed.''

    The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day.

  4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision.

    For me the balm shall bleed.

  5. To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded.

  6. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause. [Colloq.]

    To make the heart bleed, to cause extreme pain, as from sympathy or pity.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

past tense and past participle of bleed (v.).


Etymology 1 vb. (en-past of: bleed) Etymology 2

n. (context in parts of French North Africa English) hinterland, field. Etymology 3

n. (context UK MLE slang English) Informal address to a male.

  1. v. lose blood from one's body [syn: shed blood, hemorrhage]

  2. draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment" [syn: leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise]

  3. get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"

  4. be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run" [syn: run]

  5. drain of liquid or steam; "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine"

  6. [also: bled]


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Bled (; , in older sources also Feldes) is a town on Lake Bled in the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia. It is the administrative seat of the Municipality of Bled. It is most notable as a popular tourist destination in the Upper Carniola region and in Slovenia as whole, attracting visitors from abroad too.

Bled (film)

Bled is a 2009 horror film directed by Christopher Hutson and written by Sxv'leithan Essex.

Usage examples of "bled".

I had adored Rosalie, and my heart still bled at the thought of our parting.

As Yama approached the shrine, fluttering banderoles of all colors bled into the white light, as if it was a window that had turned toward a festival sky.

Why did he pick at one of the cuts on his legs until it bled, then mix the blood and semen and bring some of it to his mouth, where its odd bleachy, metallic smell almost made him vomit once more?

Force-hold to pinch off that brachial artery, she would have bled out in seconds.

Taking everything upon myself, I ordered a servant to hurry out for a physician, who came in a short time, and ordered the patient to be bled again, thus approving the first bleeding prescribed by me.

The surgeon came and bled her in the arm, and almost instantaneously she recovered full consciousness.

In he morning the doctor came again with Lawrence and a surgeon, who bled me.

He died because he was bled once when he could not oppose any resistance.

I heard that the king had been bled, that the wound was not mortal, and finally, that the wound was trifling, and that his majesty could go to the Trianon if he liked.

At his inner elbow, tanned skin curdled like birch bark in a fire, split and broke and bled and itched abominably.

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The albino bled out quickly, jerking only a little as Placido Geist held his face in the dirt.

Demetrio had been bled, that he had recovered the use of his eyes, but not of his tongue or of his limbs.

I loved prodigality, and because my heart bled when I found myself compelled to spend any money that I had not won at the gaming-table.

Her maid, of whom she had been obliged to make a confidante, had had her bled by a student, her lover.