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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.


Synonymsrun


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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