Bleed (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Bled (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Bleeding.] [OE. bleden, AS. bl?dan, fr.
bl?d blood; akin to Sw. blöda, Dan. blöde,
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
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. "Cæsar must
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day.
4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an
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.
Bleed, v. t. 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
A decaying pine of stately size, bleeding amber.
3. To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as,
they bled him freely for this fund. [Colloq.]