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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).
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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.

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"bleed" in Business English

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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 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.
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