bleed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “bleed” in the English Dictionary

"bleed" in British English

See all translations

bleedverb

uk   /bliːd/  us   /bliːd/ (bled, bled)
B1 [I] to lose blood: Your arm is bleeding. He was bleeding heavily.
[T] (in the past) to make someone lose blood, as a cure for an illness
[T] If you bleed a closed system such as a radiator or a brake, you remove air or liquid from it to make it work correctly.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of bleed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bleed" in American English

See all translations

bleedverb [I/T]

 us   /blid/ (past tense and past participle bled  /bled/ )
to lose blood: [I] Before help could reach him, the man bled to death. [T] fig. Because of the taxes, our state is bleeding jobs (= many jobs are leaving).
(Definition of bleed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bleed" in Business English

See all translations

bleedverb [I or T]

uk   us   /bliːd/
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING to lose a lot of money, or to make this happen: The newspaper is bleeding money and is now almost €150 million in the red.bleed sth from sth The energy crisis is estimated to be bleeding $1.4 billion a month from the region's economy.
bleed sb/sth dry
disapproving to take all or most of the money of a person, organization, country, etc.: Unfair trade bleeds countries dry through repayments of national debts.
(Definition of bleed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bleed?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“bleed” in Business English

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More