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English verb: bleed

1. bleed (body) lose blood from one's body

ExamplesDid his feet bleed?

Synonymshemorrhage, shed blood

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

Narrower (hyponym)flow, menstruate

2. bleed (body) draw blood

SamplesIn the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment.

Synonymsleech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)care for, treat

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

3. bleed (possession) get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

SamplesThey bled me dry--I have nothing left!.

ExamplesThey bleed him of all his money

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring

4. bleed (motion) be diffused

SamplesThese dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out

Narrower (hyponym)crock

Verb groupmelt, melt down, run

5. bleed (change) drain of liquid or steam

SamplesBleed the radiators.
The mechanic bled the engine.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)empty

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