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Definition of BLED

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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. [1913 Webster]

     2. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers. [1913 Webster]

     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." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision. [1913 Webster]

              For me the balm shall bleed.          --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     5. To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded. [1913 Webster]

     6. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     {To make the heart bleed}, to cause extreme pain, as from sympathy or pity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bled \Bled\,
     imp. & p. p. of {Bleed}.
     [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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