bleed past tense and past participle bled

bleed past tense and past participle bled
verb
1 BLOOD
a) (I) to lose blood, especially because of an injury: Your nose is bleeding. | bleed profusely (=bleed a lot): Marc lay on the ground, bleeding profusely.
b) (T) to take some blood from someone's body in order to treat a disease
2 MONEY (T) to make someone pay an unreasonable amount of money: She bled him for every last cent. | bleed sb dry/white (=take all their money): developing countries that had been bled dry by massive loan repayments
3 my heart bleeds spoken used to say that you feel a lot of sympathy for someone, but often in a joking way when you do not think someone deserves any sympathy: You can't afford a third car? My heart bleeds!
(+ for): My heart bleeds for those poor children.
4 AIR/LIQUID (T) to remove air or liquid from a system in order to make it work properly, for example from a heating system: We need to bleed the radiators.
5 COLOUR (I) to spread from one area of cloth or paper to another: Wash it in cold water so the colours don't bleed.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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