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bleedverb [I/T]

 us   /blid/ (past tense and past participle bled  /bled/ )
to ​loseblood: [I] Before ​help could ​reach him, the man bled to ​death. [T] fig. Because of the ​taxes, ​ourstate is bleeding ​jobs (= many ​jobs are ​leaving).
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bleedverb

uk   us   /bliːd/ (bled, bled)
B1 [I] to ​loseblood: Your ​arm is bleeding. He was bleeding ​heavily. [T] (in the past) to make someone ​loseblood, as a ​cure for an ​illness [T] If you bleed a ​closedsystem such as a ​radiator or a brake, you ​removeair or ​liquid from it to make it ​workcorrectly.

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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 ​energycrisis 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 ​nationaldebts.
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