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. "Caesar must bleed." "The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day." (Pope)

4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision. "For me the balm shall bleed." (Pope)

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

Origin: OE. Bleden, AS. Bldan, fr. Bld blood; akin to Sw. Bloda, Dan. Blode, D. Bloeden, G. Bluten. See Blood.

1. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.

2. To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap. "A decaying pine of stately size, bleeding amber." (H. Miller)

3. To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund.

(01 Mar 1998)

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