Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bleed

5 senses of bleed

Sense 1
shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage -- (lose blood from one's body)
       => exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release -- (eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas")

Sense 2
bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise -- (draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment")
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

Sense 3
bleed -- (get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!")
       => extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring -- (obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him")

Sense 4
run, bleed -- (be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run")
       => diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out -- (move outward; "The soldiers fanned out")

Sense 5
bleed -- (drain of liquid or steam; "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine")
       => empty -- (make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building")

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